The effect of facial expression and gaze direction on memory for unfamiliar faces

  title={The effect of facial expression and gaze direction on memory for unfamiliar faces},
  author={Satoshi F Nakashima and S. Langton and S. Yoshikawa},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={1316 - 1325}
  • Satoshi F Nakashima, S. Langton, S. Yoshikawa
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition and Emotion
  • We report data from an experiment that investigated the influence of gaze direction and facial expression on face memory. Participants were shown a set of unfamiliar faces with either happy or angry facial expressions, which were either gazing straight ahead or had their gaze averted to one side. Memory for faces that were initially shown with angry expressions was found to be poorer when these faces had averted as opposed to direct gaze, whereas memory for individuals shown with happy faces… CONTINUE READING
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