publication . Article . 2012

P2-24: Emotional Contents of Faces are Not Only Determined by Visual Characteristics of Facial Features Alone but Also by what the Features Do Stand for

Joo-Seok Hyun; Hyung-Bum Park; Youngseon Shin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2012 Journal: i-Perception (issn: 2041-6695, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
Emotional contents of faces would pose ambiguity when each facial feature varies in a subtle manner. Here we propose that such ambiguity may not solely arise from visual similarity in facial expressions but also from the way the expressions are interpreted in our daily life. In the present experiments, we asked participants to search for a target face with no facial expression (i.e., neutral) either (1) among a set of faces with smiles (i.e., pleasant) or (2) among faces with an angry frown (i.e., unpleasant). The face stimuli were either photographs taken from real faces or simple line drawings. The participants were asked to report target presence or absence a...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: genetic structures
free text keywords: Psychology, BF1-990, Expression (mathematics), Ambiguity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Stimulus (physiology), Facial expression, Computer vision, Line drawings, Frown, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Cognitive psychology
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publication . Article . 2012

P2-24: Emotional Contents of Faces are Not Only Determined by Visual Characteristics of Facial Features Alone but Also by what the Features Do Stand for

Joo-Seok Hyun; Hyung-Bum Park; Youngseon Shin;