Department of Management, Society and Communication
I have a background in the fields of film, philosophy, and cognitive science. I wrote my Ph.D. thesis on cognitive film theory (University of Kent, UK, completed 2005) and have worked as a postdoc in experimental cognitive psychology at the University of Copenhagen (2006-2009), Copenhagen Business School (2009-2013), and Lund University, Sweden (2012-2013). My research interests include visual communication and film, visual attention and eye movements, theories and models of emotion, and cultural influences on cognitive processes. I am the director of CogLab, a facility for conducting experimental research based at MSC. I currently teach and coordinate two elective courses on the subject of visual communication, and one core course on the subject of intercultural communication and management.
- visual communication and film
- experimental cognitive psychology
- visual attention and eye movements
- theories and models of emotion
- cultural influences on cognitive processes
I teach and coordinate the following two elective courses in the Autumn semester:
- BA-IMK elective course “Visual Communication” (BIMKV1008U)
- MA-IBC elective course “Visual Communication” (CIBCV1503U): co-taught with Chris Zimmerman (MSC, Google); develops the content of the BA-IMK version of the course and includes a new module on data visualization
I teach and coordinate the following core course in the Spring semester:
- HA European Business core course “Intercultural Communication and Management” (BEBUO1006U)
I also give guest lectures on the following courses:
- BA-IMK elective course “Multimodal Communication” (BIMKO1020U)
- MA-IBC core course “Project in International Business Communication” (CICOO1009U)
- MSc core course “Experimental Methods” (CPSYO1802U) [Business Economics and Psychology]
I supervise Bachelor and Master thesis projects on a number of programmes at CBS. I have also supervised Master thesis projects on the MA “IT and Cognition” programme, University of Copenhagen, and the MSc “Neuroscience and Neuroimaging” programme, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. I am interested in supervising Bachelor and Master thesis projects on the subjects of visual communication, intercultural communication, and cognitive psychology – potential candidates are welcome to contact me.
I have worked as an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen: I have given guest lectures on the subject of cognition and emotion on the BA “Cognitive Psychology” programme, and have taught courses on both cognitive psychology and experimental methods on the MA “IT and Cognition” programme. I have also made several trips to China as part of the Sino-Danish Center (SDC) collaboration and have taught classes on cognitive science on the MSC “Neuroscience and Neuroimaging” programme, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
Calbi, M., Siri, F., Heimann, K., Barratt, D., Galese, V., Kolesnikov, A., & Umiltà, M. A. (2019). How emotional context influences the interpretation of facial expressions: A source localization high-density EEG study on the “Kuleshov effect”. Scientific Reports, 9:2107. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37786-y
Barratt, D., Bertram, R., & Nyström, M. (Eds.) (2018). Abstracts of the Scandinavian Workshop on Applied Eye Tracking (SWAET 2018). Journal of Eye Movement Research, 11(5). doi: 10.16910/jemr.11.5
Calbi, M., Heimann, K., Barratt, D., Siri, F., Umiltà, M. A., & Galese, V. (2017). How does context influence our perception of emotional faces? A behavioral study on the Kuleshov effect. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(8):1684. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01684
Barratt, D., Rédei, A. C., Innes-Ker, Å., & van de Weijer, J. (2016). Does the Kuleshov effect really exist? Revisiting a classic film experiment on facial expressions and emotional contexts. Perception, 45(8), 847-874.
Smith, V., Barratt, D., & Sørensen, H. S. (2015). Do natural pictures mean natural tastes? Assessing visual semantics experimentally. Cognitive Semiotics, 8(1), 53-86.
Barratt, D. (2014). The geography of film viewing: What are the implications of cultural-cognitive differences for cognitive film theory? In T. Nannicelli & P. Taberham (Eds.), AFI Film Reader in Cognitive Media Theory (pp. 62-82). New York: Routledge.
Smith, V., Barratt, D., & Zlatev, J. (2014). Unpacking noun-noun compounds: Interpreting novel and conventional food names in isolation and on food labels. Cognitive Linguistics, 25(1), 99-147.
Barratt, D., & Bundesen, C. (2012). Attentional capture by emotional faces is contingent on attentional control settings. Cognition and Emotion, 26(7), 1223-1237.
Barratt, D. (2009). “Twist blindness”: The role of primacy, priming, schemas, and reconstructive memory in a first-time viewing of The Sixth Sense. In W. Buckland (Ed.), Puzzle Films: Complex Storytelling in Contemporary Cinema (pp. 62-86). Chichester: Blackwell.
Barratt, D. (2006). Tracing the routes to empathy: Association, appraisal, or simulation? Film Studies: An International Review, 8, 39-52.
In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2019
In: Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 8, 4.10.2017
In: Perception, Vol. 45, No. 8, 2016, p. 847-874
In: Book of Abstract FACT 2016: 2nd International Conference Food and Culture in Translation. Catania : Universita' Degli Studi Di Catania 2016, 1 p., p. 12
In: Cognitive Semiotics, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2015, p. 53–86
In: Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 5, 2014, p. 1-2
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2014, 28 p.
In: Cognitive Media Theory. ed. /Ted Nannicelli; Paul Taberham. Abingdon : Routledge 2014, p. 62-82 (AFI Film Readers)
In: Cognitive Linguistics, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2014, p. 99–147
In: International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2013, p. 291-304
Abstract from SCSMI Berlin 2013, 2013
In: Book of Abstracts: Sign Evolution on Multiple Time Scales. NASS VIII. Aarhus : Aarhus Universitetsforlag 2013, 1 p., p. 35
In: Cognition and Emotion, Vol. 26, No. 7, 2012, p. 1223-1237
In: BIT's 1st Annual World Congress of SQ Foods - 2012: Theme: Science, Safety, Quality and Sustainability. Dalian : BIT Congress Inc. 2012, p. 105
In: Program for Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image Conference, June 13-16, 2012www : SCSMI 2012, p. 7
Paper presented at Conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image, 2010
In: The Evolutionary Review; Art, Culture, Science, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010, p. 84-87
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