Influence of facial expression on memory for facial identity: effects of visual features or emotional meaning?

@article{DArgembeau2011InfluenceOF,
  title={Influence of facial expression on memory for facial identity: effects of visual features or emotional meaning?},
  author={Arnaud D'Argembeau and Martial van der Linden},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={199-202}
}
Research has shown that neutral faces are better recognized when they had been presented with happy rather than angry expressions at study, suggesting that emotional signals conveyed by facial expressions influenced the encoding of novel facial identities in memory. An alternative explanation, however, would be that the influence of facial expression resulted from differences in the visual features of the expressions employed. In this study, this possibility was tested by manipulating facial… CONTINUE READING