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  • Josh Rubin

    October 20, 2022 at 10:21 am

    Just to say more: I’m thinking here of work like that of Hugo M√ľnsterberg on film and aesthetics! For those who don’t know M√ľnsterberg’s work, I’m learning that he is an incredibly fascinating figure–a popularizer of psychological theories in the domains of education, media, and law. He’s involved in complicated ways in the rise of the lie detector/polygraph as well as studies of the physiological responses that filmgoers have to the content on the screen. I’m presently exploring how his work has influenced generations of user researchers who apply similar techniques, for related theoretical reasons, to the study of the embodied responses of players to the videogames they play.