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1911

Translation Project: Certain Psychological Observations Made During Motion Picture Screenings – Ponzo, Mario (Italy, 1911)

Author: Mario Ponzo Original Title: Di alcune osservazioni psicologiche fatte durante rappresentazioni cinematografiche Journal: “Records of the Royal Academy of Science of Turin published by the academic secretaries of the two classes” Volume: XLVI Date of Publication: 1911 Pages: 6 Nationality: Italian Original Language: ITA According to Wundt and his school of thought, the main principle...

Translation Project: Concerning the Effects of Film Viewing on Neurotic Individuals – d’Abundo, Giuseppe (Italy, 1911)

Author: Giuseppe D’Abundo Original Title: Sopra alcuni particolari effetti delle proiezioni cinematografiche nei nevrotici Journal: “Rivista italiana di neuropatologia, psichiatria ed elettroterapia” (Catania) Volume: IV Journal Number: 10 Date of Publication: October 1911 Pages: 433-442 Nationality: Italian Original Language: ITA Over the last few years my attention has been drawn to certain nervous complaints which can arise in neurotic cases after watching particular cinematographic...