When did her smile drop? Facial mimicry and the influences of emotional state on the detection of change in emotional expression

  title={When did her smile drop? Facial mimicry and the influences of emotional state on the detection of change in emotional expression},
  author={Paula M. Niedenthal and Markus Brauer and Jamin B. Halberstadt and {\AA}se Innes-Ker},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={853 - 864}
Participants in manipulated emotional states played computerised movies in which facial expressions of emotion changed into categorically different expressions. The participants' task was to detect the offset of the initial expression. An effect of emotional state was observed such that individuals in happy states saw the offset of happiness (changing into sadness) at an earlier point in the movies than did those in sad states. Similarly, sad condition participants detected the offset of a sad… 
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