Florian Pecune

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User interaction with Embodied Conversational Agents (ECA) should involve a significant affective component to achieve realism in communication. This aspect has been studied through different frameworks describing the relationship between user and ECA, for instance alignment, rapport and empathy. We conducted an experiment to explore how an ECA's non-verbal(More)
Affective brain-computer interfaces (BCI) harness Neuroscience knowledge to develop affective interaction from first principles. In this article, we explore affective engagement with a virtual agent through Neurofeedback (NF). We report an experiment where subjects engage with a virtual agent by expressing positive attitudes towards her under a NF paradigm.(More)
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Laughter is an important social signal which may have various communicative functions (Chapman 1983). Humans laugh at humorous stimuli or to mark their pleasure when receiving praised statements (Provine 2001); they also laugh to mask embarrassment (Huber and Ruch 2007) or to be cynical. Laughter can also act as social indicator of in-group belonging(More)