Lucia Cores Sarria
Research and Creative Interests
- cognitive film theory
- Film Studies
- embodied cognition
- ecological psychology
- film production
- Affective Responses to Visual Media
- visual perception
Lucía Cores Sarría is a fifth year PhD candidate pursuing a joint degree in Media and Cognitive Science. She uses experimental methods to study moving images. Her current research focuses on how cinematography, such as the distance, the movement or the angle of the camera affect the way we perceive films. Her perspective on media is informed by ecological psychology and embodied cognition theory.
Lucía received her joint B.A. degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication from Carlos III University of Madrid, and her M.A. degree in Cognitive Semiotics from Aarhus University. She is pursuing her PhD with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship.
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SP 2020: Instructor of Record, Collins Living Learning Center, Indiana University. Course: Cinema and Cognition. (CLLC-L130)
FA 2019: Associate Instructor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University. Course: Social Psychology of Individual Differences. (PSY-P304)
FA 2018-SP 2019: Director of the Media Living Learning Center at Indiana University
FA 2018: Instructor of Record, The Media School, Indiana University. Course: The Media Village (MSCH-C160)
SP 2018: Associate Instructor, The Media School, Indiana University. Course: Electronic Media Advertising (MSCH-A337)
FA 2017: Associate Instructor, The Media School, Indiana University. Course: Media (MSCH-C101)
SP 2017: Associate Instructor, The Media School, Indiana University. Course: Race, Prejudice and the Media (MSCH -C214)
Selected conference abstracts, papers and posters
Cores Sarría, L., Hale, B., Rosenberg, K., Yan, H., Lang, A. (2019) An Embodied Motivated Approach to the Perception of Camera Framing: Affective Effects of Camera Angle and Distance When Looking at Pictures. Research presented at ICA – the International Communication Association. May. Washington D.C., USA.
Myrick, J., Cores Sarría, L., Han, J., Newman, L., Floom, A., Potter, R. (2018) Embodied cognition and ‘tech neck’: A psychophysiological study of the impact of spinal flexion on cognitive and emotional processing of video messages. Research presented at ICA – the International Communication Association. May. Prague, CZ.
Cores Sarría, L. (2017). The walking eye: An ecological approach to mobile framing. Research presented presented at SCSMI – Society for the Cognitive Studies of Moving Images. June. Helsinki, Finland.
Read, G. L., Cores Sarría, L., Zheng, X., Lu, Y., & Potter, R. F. (2017). Do gender identity and expression influence responses to transgender and androgynous models in advertisements? Research presented at ICA – the International Communication Association. June. San Diego, CA, USA.
Cores Sarría, L. (2015) The influence of camera angle in film narratives. Poster presented at the SCSMI – Society for the Cognitive Studies of Moving Images. June. London, England.
Manuscripts in progress
Cores Sarría, L., Hale, B., Lang, A. Affective effects of camera distance and angle when looking at pictures. Target journal: Journal of Media Psychology.
Academic awards, grants and fellowships
2020: Supplemental research fellowship. Granted by the Department of Cognitive Science.
2015-2017: Fulbright scholarship for doctoral studies. Granted by the Fulbright Commission for Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange between the United States of America and Spain.