Multiple Messages : Facial Recognition Advantage for Compound Expressions

  title={Multiple Messages : Facial Recognition Advantage for Compound Expressions},
  author={Debi A. LaPlante and Nalini Ambady},
The impact of singular (e.g. sadness alone) and compound (e.g. sadness and anger together) facial expressions on individuals’ recognition of faces was investigated. In three studies, a face recognition paradigm was used as a measure of the proficiency with which participants processed compound and singular facial expressions. For both positive and negative facial expressions, participants displayed greater proficiency in processing compound expressions relative to singular expressions… CONTINUE READING
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