Harald C. Traue

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Two experiments were conducted in order to investigate the effect of expression intensity on gender differences in the recognition of facial emotions. The first experiment compared recognition accuracy between female and male participants when emotional faces were shown with full-blown (100% emotional content) or subtle expressiveness (50%). In a second(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary aim of this study was to investigate facial emotion recognition in patients with somatoform disorders (SFD). Also of interest was the extent to which concurrent alexithymia contributed to any changes in emotion recognition accuracy. METHODS Twenty patients with SFD and twenty healthy, age, sex and education matched, controls were(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with anorexia or bulimia nervosa are reported to show high levels of alexithymia and to have difficulties recognizing facially displayed emotions. The current study tested whether it could be that facial emotion recognition is a basic skill that is independent from alexithymia. METHOD We assessed emotion recognition skills and(More)
In this study, a group of trauma therapists (N = 100) working with torture survivors was investigated with respect to the extent to which they advocated and practiced working through traumatic events as well as levels of symptomatology including compassion fatigue, burnout, and distress. Results showed that a combination of high advocacy and low degree of(More)
The objective measurement of subjective, multidimensionally experienced pain is still a problem that has yet to be adequately solved. Though verbal methods (i.e., pain scales, questionnaires) and visual analogue scales are commonly used for measuring clinical pain, they tend to lack in reliability or validity when applied to mentally impaired individuals.(More)
Cognitive-technical intelligence is envisioned to be constantly available and capable of adapting to the user's emotions. However, the question is: what specific emotions should be reliably recognised by intelligent systems? Hence, in this study, we have attempted to identify similarities and differences of emotions between human-human (HHI) and(More)
This study explored the relationship between musculoskeletal responses and nonverbal expressiveness in response to psychosocial stress. Muscle-contraction headache subjects and normal controls were confronted with a psychological stressor while forehead and neck EMG activity were recorded. Indices of nonverbal expressiveness (head and hand movements, facial(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a stroke event on people's ability to recognize basic emotions. In particular, the hypothesis that right brain-damaged (RBD) patients would show less of emotion recognition ability compared with left brain-damaged (LBD) patients and healthy controls, was tested. To investigate this the FEEL Test(More)