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James E. Cutting

Professor and Chair

  • 274 Uris Hall
  • Cornell University
  • Ithaca NY 14853-7601
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Perception of cinema and pictures; art and psychology; perception of motion, depth, and layout; event perception; structural and functional analyses of perceptual stimuli.

Downloads of articles, including those listed below, are available on my personal website.

Perception, Cognition & Development

Selected Publications

  • Cutting, J. E., Brunick, K. L., & DeLong, J. E. (2011). The changing poetics of the dissolve in Hollywood film. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 29, 149-169.

  • Cutting, J.E., Brunick, K. L., & DeLong, J. E. (2011). How act structure sculpts shot lengths and shot transitions in Hollywood film. Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, 5, 1-14.

  • Cutting, J.E., DeLong, J.E., & Brunick, K.L. (2011). Visual activity in Hollywood film: 1935 to 2005 and beyond. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 5, 115-125.

  • Cutting, J.E., DeLong, J.E., & Nothelfer, C.E. (2010). Attention and the evolution of Hollywood film. Psychological Science, 21, 440-447.

  • Cutting, J.E. (2009). The end of art? Empirical Studies in the Arts, 27, 151-158.

  • Cutting, J.E. (2006). Impressionism and its canon. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

  • Cutting, J.E. (2003). Gustave Caillebotte, French Impressionism, and mere exposure. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 319-343.

  • Cutting, J.E. (2002). Representing motion in a static image: Constraints and parallels in science, art, and popular culture. Perception, 31, 1165-1194.

  • Cutting, J.E. (2000). Images, imagination, and movement: Pictorial representations and their development in the work of James Gibson. Perception, 29, 635-648.


updated on Monday, May 18 2015 @ 1:56pm