Presence-Related Influences of a Small Talking Facial Image on Psychophysiological Measures of Emotion and Attention

@inproceedings{Ravaja2006PresenceRelatedIO,
  title={Presence-Related Influences of a Small Talking Facial Image on Psychophysiological Measures of Emotion and Attention},
  author={Niklas Ravaja},
  year={2006}
}
We examined the effects of a small talking facial image on (a) emotional responses as indexed by self-report and facial electromyography (EMG) and (b) attention and engagement as indexed by so-called respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) when viewing/listening to financial news from a simulated pocket PC among 36 subjects. The results showed that a talking facial image was rated as more pleasant and arousing as compared to a static facial image, and elicited progressively increasing zygomatic EMG… CONTINUE READING

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