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Illusionary Perception and Cinema: Experimental Thoughts on Film Theory and Neuroscience

Patricia Pisters

in Deleuze and New Technology

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780748633364
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652600 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633364.003.0013
Illusionary Perception and Cinema: Experimental Thoughts on Film Theory and Neuroscience

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This chapter examines Gilles Deleuze's thoughts about illusionary perception, film theory, and neuroscience; explains that Deleuze was well aware of the transformation that the biology of the brain continues to undergo; and suggests that it is in this that philosophy should look for new concepts and principles. It argues that while Deleuze's cinema books dealt with the older technology of film, they also addressed the brain and the screen in a very immanent way, and in so doing have a lot to offer when considering recent developments in neuroscience.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; illusionary perception; film theory; neuroscience; brain; cinema books

Chapter.  7682 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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