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Recent work suggests that temporal aspects of facial displays influence the perception of the perceived authenticity of a smile. In the present research, the impact of temporal aspects of smiles on person and expression perception was explored in combination with head-tilt and gender. One hundred participants were shown different types of smiles (slow(More)
In this report, the authors review studies addressing the issue of contingencies in social and nonsocial contexts during infancy. The review is divided into 4 groups of studies that suggest that (a) young infants detect contingencies unrelated to their behavior; (b) infants detect contingencies involving their behavior; (c) the study of contingency is(More)
Detecting cooperative partners in situations that have financial stakes is crucial to successful social exchange. The authors tested whether humans are sensitive to subtle facial dynamics of counterparts when deciding whether to trust and cooperate. Participants played a 2-person trust game before which the facial dynamics of the other player were(More)
Neural responses to facial expressions of basic emotions examined with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Specificity and laterality issues Chronometry and specificity of stages of processing of facial expressions Processing of emotional expression in individuals who are depressed or have a history of alcohol abuse
Most sentiment analysis approaches deal with binary or ordinal prediction of affective states (e.g., positive versus negative) on review-related content from the perspective of the author. The present work focuses on predicting the emotional responses of online communication in nonreview social media on a real-valued scale on the two affective dimensions of(More)
Emotions are evolved systems of intra- and interpersonal processes that are regulatory in nature, dealing mostly with issues of personal or social concern. They regulate social interaction and in extension, the social sphere. In turn, processes in the social sphere regulate emotions of individuals and groups. In other words, intrapersonal processes project(More)
Twenty-seven female undergraduates completed three tasks: (1) feel four emotions (happiness, sadness, anger, peacefulness); (2) express these emotions, without trying to feel them; and (3) feel and express clearly these four emotions. During each trial subjects pressed a button to indicate when they had reached the required state, and the latency from(More)
BACKGROUND E-communities, social groups interacting online, have recently become an object of interdisciplinary research. As with face-to-face meetings, Internet exchanges may not only include factual information but also emotional information--how participants feel about the subject discussed or other group members. Emotions in turn are known to be(More)
Building on existing work on the design of artificial tutors with human like capabilities, this paper describes the EMOTE project approach to harnessing the benefits of an artificial embodied tutor in a shared physical space. Embodied in robotic platforms or through virtual agents, the EMOTE project aims to capture some of the empathic and human elements(More)