Torben Grodal


On his book Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotions, Culture, and Film

Cover Interview of August 20, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“How we process films by means of what I call the mental PECMA flow.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“The central elements of fight, love, and exploration exist in Homer’s epics as well as in action-adventure films or even video games.”

On the second:

“Our brains evolved to cope with the life conditions of hunters and gatherers, in conflict with animals and other humans.”