Evidence and a computational explanation of cultural differences in facial expression recognition.

  title={Evidence and a computational explanation of cultural differences in facial expression recognition.},
  author={Matthew N. Dailey and Carrie A. Joyce and Michael J Lyons and Miyuki Kamachi and Hanae Ishi and Jiro Gyoba and Garrison W. Cottrell},
  volume={10 6},
Facial expressions are crucial to human social communication, but the extent to which they are innate and universal versus learned and culture dependent is a subject of debate. Two studies explored the effect of culture and learning on facial expression understanding. In Experiment 1, Japanese and U.S. participants interpreted facial expressions of emotion. Each group was better than the other at classifying facial expressions posed by members of the same culture. In Experiment 2, this… CONTINUE READING
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