Aging and the Perception of Emotion: Processing Vocal Expressions Alone and With Faces

  title={Aging and the Perception of Emotion: Processing Vocal Expressions Alone and With Faces},
  author={Melissa Ryan and Janice E. Murray and Ted Ruffman},
  journal={Experimental Aging Research},
  pages={1 - 22}
This study investigated whether the difficulties older adults experience when recognizing specific emotions from facial expressions also occur with vocal expressions of emotion presented in isolation or in combination with facial expressions. When matching vocal expressions of six emotions to emotion labels, older adults showed worse performance on sadness and anger. When matching vocal expressions to facial expressions, older adults showed worse performance on sadness, anger, happiness, and… 

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