The Noh mask effect: vertical viewpoint dependence of facial expression perception.

  title={The Noh mask effect: vertical viewpoint dependence of facial expression perception.},
  author={Michael J. Lyons and Ruth Campbell and Aaron Plante and Michael Coleman and Miyuki Kamachi and Shigeru Akamatsu},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={267 1459},
Full-face masks, worn by skilled actors in the Noh tradition, can induce a variety of perceived expressions with changes in head orientation. Out-of-plane rotation of the head changes the two-dimensional image characteristics of the face which viewers may misinterpret as non-rigid changes due to muscle action. Three experiments with Japanese and British viewers explored this effect. Experiment 1 confirmed a systematic relationship between vertical angle of view of a Noh mask and judged affect… CONTINUE READING
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