publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Emotion recognition through static faces and moving bodies: a comparison between typically developed adults and individuals with high level of autistic traits

Rossana eActis-Grosso; Rossana eActis-Grosso; Francesco eBossi; Paola eRicciardelli; Paola eRicciardelli;
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  • Published: 23 Oct 2015 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 6 (eissn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Abstract
We investigated whether the type of stimulus (pictures of static faces vs. body motion) contributes differently to the recognition of emotions. The performance (accuracy and response times) of 25 Low Autistic Traits (LAT group) young adults (21 males) and 20 young adults (16 males) with either High Autistic Traits (HAT group) or with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder was compared in the recognition of four emotions (Happiness, Anger, Fear and Sadness) either shown in static faces or conveyed by moving bodies (patch-light displays, PLDs). Overall, HAT individuals were as accurate as LAT ones in perceiving emotions both with faces and with PLDs. Moreover, ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sadness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Communication, business.industry, business, Biological motion, Anger, Happiness, Asperger syndrome, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychology, Developmental psychology, Spectrum disorder, High-functioning autism, 'Happy' face, book.written_work, book, Social psychology, emotions recognition, faces, point-light displays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism Spectrum Conditions, Original Research, Point-light display, Autism spectrum conditions (ASC), Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), BF1-990
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Actis-Grosso R.Ricciardelli P. (2013). “Static faces, dynamic bodies: the recognition of emotions in typically-developed individuals and high-functioning autistic adults,” in Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of International Society for Psychophysics, Fechner Day 2013, eds Wackermann J.Wittmann M.Skrandies W. (Freiburg: International Society for Psychophysics), 96.

Actis-Grosso R.Zavagno D. (2015). E-motions. Art Percept. 3 53–66. 10.1163/22134913-00002022 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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Alaerts K.Nackaerts E.Meyns P.Swinnen S. P.Wenderoth N. (2011). Action and emotion recognition from point light displays: an investigation of gender differences. PLoS ONE 6:e20989 10.1371/journal.pone.0020989 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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Ashwin C.Hietanen J. K.Baron-Cohen S. (2015). Atypical integration of social cues for orienting to gaze direction in adults w ith autism. Mol. Autism 6:5 10.1186/2040-2392-6-5 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Ashwin C.Wheelwright S.Baron-Cohen S. (2006). Finding a face in the crowd: testing the anger superiority effect in Asperger Syndrome. Brain Cogn. 61 78–95. 10.1016/j.bandc.2005.12.008 16455174 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Atkinson A. P. (2009). Impaired recognition of emotions from body movements is associated with elevated motion coherence thresholds in autism spectrum disorders. Neuropsychologia 47 3023–3029. 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.05.019 19500604 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Atkinson A. P. (2013). “Bodily expressions of emotion: visual cues and neural mechanisms,” in The Cambridge Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience, eds Armony J.Vuilleumier P. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 198–222.

Atkinson A. P.Dittrich W. H.Gemmell A. J.Young A. W. (2004). Emotion perception from dynamic and static body expressions in point-light and full-light displays. Perception 33 717–746. 10.1068/p5096 15330366 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Atkinson A. P.Vuong Q. C.Smithson H. E. (2012). Modulation of the face-and body-selective visual regions by the motion and emotion of point-light face and body stimuli. Neuroimage 59 1700–1712. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.08.073 21924368 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

87 references, page 1 of 6
Abstract
We investigated whether the type of stimulus (pictures of static faces vs. body motion) contributes differently to the recognition of emotions. The performance (accuracy and response times) of 25 Low Autistic Traits (LAT group) young adults (21 males) and 20 young adults (16 males) with either High Autistic Traits (HAT group) or with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder was compared in the recognition of four emotions (Happiness, Anger, Fear and Sadness) either shown in static faces or conveyed by moving bodies (patch-light displays, PLDs). Overall, HAT individuals were as accurate as LAT ones in perceiving emotions both with faces and with PLDs. Moreover, ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sadness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Communication, business.industry, business, Biological motion, Anger, Happiness, Asperger syndrome, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychology, Developmental psychology, Spectrum disorder, High-functioning autism, 'Happy' face, book.written_work, book, Social psychology, emotions recognition, faces, point-light displays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism Spectrum Conditions, Original Research, Point-light display, Autism spectrum conditions (ASC), Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), BF1-990
Related Organizations
87 references, page 1 of 6

Actis-Grosso R.Bastianelli A.Stucchi N. (2008). The direction of perceptual displacement of a moving target’s starting and vanishing points: the key role of velocity.Japn. Psychol. Res. 50 253–263. 10.1111/j.1468-5884.2008.00381.x [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Actis-Grosso R.de’Sperati C.Stucchi N.Viviani P. (2001). “Visual extrapolation of biological motion,” in Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics, Fechner Day 2001, eds Sommerfeld E.Kompass R.Lachmann T. (Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers), 261–266.

Actis-Grosso R.Ricciardelli P. (2013). “Static faces, dynamic bodies: the recognition of emotions in typically-developed individuals and high-functioning autistic adults,” in Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of International Society for Psychophysics, Fechner Day 2013, eds Wackermann J.Wittmann M.Skrandies W. (Freiburg: International Society for Psychophysics), 96.

Actis-Grosso R.Zavagno D. (2015). E-motions. Art Percept. 3 53–66. 10.1163/22134913-00002022 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Adolphs R. (2008). Fear, faces, and the human amygdala. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 18 166–172. 10.1016/j.conb.2008.06.006 18655833 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Alaerts K.Nackaerts E.Meyns P.Swinnen S. P.Wenderoth N. (2011). Action and emotion recognition from point light displays: an investigation of gender differences. PLoS ONE 6:e20989 10.1371/journal.pone.0020989 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

American Psychiatric Association [APA] (2000). Diagnostic, and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

American Psychiatric Association [APA] (2013). Diagnostic, and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5® Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

Annaz D.Remington A.Milne E.Coleman M.Campbell R.Thomas M. S. C. (2010). Development of motion processing in children with autism. Dev. Sci. 13 826–838. 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2009.00939.x 20977554 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Ashwin C.Hietanen J. K.Baron-Cohen S. (2015). Atypical integration of social cues for orienting to gaze direction in adults w ith autism. Mol. Autism 6:5 10.1186/2040-2392-6-5 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Ashwin C.Wheelwright S.Baron-Cohen S. (2006). Finding a face in the crowd: testing the anger superiority effect in Asperger Syndrome. Brain Cogn. 61 78–95. 10.1016/j.bandc.2005.12.008 16455174 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Atkinson A. P. (2009). Impaired recognition of emotions from body movements is associated with elevated motion coherence thresholds in autism spectrum disorders. Neuropsychologia 47 3023–3029. 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.05.019 19500604 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Atkinson A. P. (2013). “Bodily expressions of emotion: visual cues and neural mechanisms,” in The Cambridge Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience, eds Armony J.Vuilleumier P. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 198–222.

Atkinson A. P.Dittrich W. H.Gemmell A. J.Young A. W. (2004). Emotion perception from dynamic and static body expressions in point-light and full-light displays. Perception 33 717–746. 10.1068/p5096 15330366 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Atkinson A. P.Vuong Q. C.Smithson H. E. (2012). Modulation of the face-and body-selective visual regions by the motion and emotion of point-light face and body stimuli. Neuroimage 59 1700–1712. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.08.073 21924368 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Emotion recognition through static faces and moving bodies: a comparison between typically developed adults and individuals with high level of autistic traits

Rossana eActis-Grosso; Rossana eActis-Grosso; Francesco eBossi; Paola eRicciardelli; Paola eRicciardelli;