Read the latest issue of the Oaracle. By: Organization for Autism Research. Categories: Newsletter , Research , Research Review. Both planned to study interventions that held the promise of improving facial emotion recognition. Her goal was to directly compare recognition of music-evoked emotions and facial expressions of emotions, a comparison which had never been studied.
Judgments of facial expressions of emotion predicted from facial behavior
Emotion, Facial Expression and Ans Activity - Paul Ekman
Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. An experiment was performed to assess whether Ekman and Friesen's Facial Action Coding System FACS could be used to construct facial expressions that portrayed with varying intensities each of the eight emotions of happiness, fear, disgust, sadness, surprise, shame, anger, and contempt. Based on detailed instructions from FACS, seven adults posed facial expressions that presumably varied in the conveyed emotion and emotion intensity. Thirty-nine college student observers then viewed each of the videotaped facial expressions.
Forming specific facial expressions influences emotions and perception. Bearing this in mind, studies should be reconsidered in which observers expressing neutral emotions inferred personal traits from the facial expressions of others. However, they were not asked to intentionally change their emotional state.
Paul Ekman begins his research on facial expression and body movements, including hand gestures. Ekman receives a grant to examine cross-cultural studies of non-verbal behavior. This is what led to Ekman's most famous studies in facial expression and emotion.