publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

High emotional contagion and empathy are associated with enhanced detection of emotional authenticity in laughter.

César F. Lima; César F. Lima; César F. Lima; Leonor Neves; Sophie K. Scott; Carolina Cordeiro; São Luís Castro;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2018
Nonverbal vocalisations such as laughter pervade social interactions, and the ability to accurately interpret them is an important skill. Previous research has probed the general mechanisms supporting vocal emotional processing, but the factors that determine individual differences in this ability remain poorly understood. Here, we ask whether the propensity to resonate with others’ emotions—as measured by trait levels of emotional contagion and empathy—relates to the ability to perceive different types of laughter. We focus on emotional authenticity detection in spontaneous and voluntary laughs: spontaneous laughs reflect a less controlled and genuinely felt em...
free text keywords: Article, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Physiology (medical), Physiology, General Psychology, Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology, General Medicine, Affective empathy, Emotional authenticity, Emotional vocalisations, :Ciências Naturais::Ciências Biológicas [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Médicas::Medicina Básica [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Médicas::Medicina Clínica [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Médicas::Outras Ciências Médicas [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], Affective empathy, emotional authenticity, emotional contagion, laughter, emotional vocalisations, Laughter, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Empathy, Empathic concern, Nonverbal communication, Active listening, Social psychology, Interpersonal Reactivity Index, Psychology, Emotional contagion, Politeness
Funded by
WT| Neurobiology of speech communication:cognition, plasticity and social interactions
  • Funder: Wellcome Trust (WT)
  • Project Code: 090961
  • Funding stream: Neuroscience and Mental Health
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
FCT| SFRH/BPD/77189/2011
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: SFRH/BPD/77189/2011
  • Funding stream: SFRH | Pós-Doutoramento
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