Social anxiety and anger identification: bubbles reveal differential use of facial information with low spatial frequencies.

@article{Langner2009SocialAA,
  title={Social anxiety and anger identification: bubbles reveal differential use of facial information with low spatial frequencies.},
  author={Oliver Langner and Eni S. Becker and Mike Rinck},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={666-70}
}
We investigated the facial information that socially anxious and nonanxious individuals utilize to judge emotions. Using a reversed-correlation technique, we presented participants with face images that were masked with random bubble patterns. These patterns determined which parts of the face were visible in specific spatial-frequency bands. This masking allowed us to establish which locations and spatial frequencies were helping participants to successfully discriminate angry faces from… CONTINUE READING