Segmentation in cinema perception

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Science  12 Mar 1976:
Vol. 191, Issue 4231, pp. 1053-1055
DOI: 10.1126/science.1251216


Viewers perceptually segment moving picture sequences into their cinematically defined units: excerpts that follow short film sequences are recognized faster when the excerpt originally came after a structural cinematic break (a cut or change in the action) than when it originally came before the break.