Eriko Hiramoto

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Cultural differences in emotion perception have been reported mainly for facial expressions and to a lesser extent for vocal expressions. However, the way in which the perceiver combines auditory and visual cues may itself be subject to cultural variability. Our study investigated cultural differences between Japanese and Dutch participants in the(More)
Anxious individuals have been shown to interpret others’ emotional states negatively. Since most studies have used facial expressions as emotional cues, we examined whether trait anxiety affects the recognition of emotion in a dynamic face and voice that were presented in synchrony. The face and voice cues conveyed either matched (e.g., happy face and(More)
Our recent study [1] showed that culture modulates the manner of the multisensory integration of affective information. Specifically, Japanese are more tuned to vocal processing than Dutch in the multisensory perception of emotion. The current study aimed to extend the findings by adding an experiment and conducting further analyses on the results of their(More)
Anxious individuals have been shown to be hyper-sensitive to cues for others’ negative emotional states. As most studies used facial expressions as emotional cues, we examined whether the trait anxiety affects the cross-modal perception of emotion in the face and voice that were simultaneously presented. The face and voice cues conveyed either matched(More)
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