collaboration with arts and sciences do benefit humanity
Understanding how people make sense of told stories will bring new insights to how we interpret other people's attitudes, moral judgments, and emotional reactions. It contributes to our understanding of how media and entertainment shape our ways of thinking and seeing the world. Narratives as intersubjectively shared phenomena are most powerful tools to enhance socio-emotionally shared groundings of wellbeing.
Image from our fMRI study using free-viewing of Maya Deren's film 'At Land' (1944), Kauttonen et al. SfN2014. Visualization by Voxlab©Mika Seppä.