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The Look of Fear from the Eyes Varies with the Dynamic Sequence of Facial Actions

Krumhuber, EG; Scherer, KR; (2016) The Look of Fear from the Eyes Varies with the Dynamic Sequence of Facial Actions. Swiss Journal of Psychology , 75 (1) pp. 5-14. 10.1024/1421-0185/a000166. Green open access

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Abstract

Most research on the ability to interpret expressions from the eyes has utilized static information. This research investigates whether the dynamic sequence of facial actions in the eye region influences the judgments of perceivers. Dynamic fear expressions involving the eye region and eyebrows were created which systematically differed in the sequential occurrence of facial actions. Participants rated the intensity of sequential fear expressions, either in addition to a simultaneous, full-blown expression (Experiment 1) or in combination with different levels of eye gaze (Experiment 2). The results showed that the degree of attributed emotion and the appraisal ratings differed as a function of the sequence of facial expressions of fear, with direct gaze resulting in stronger subjective responses. The findings challenge current notions surrounding the study of static facial displays from the eyes and suggest that emotion perception is a dynamic process shaped by the time course of the facial actions of an expression. Possible implications for the field of affective computing and clinical research are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: The Look of Fear from the Eyes Varies with the Dynamic Sequence of Facial Actions
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1024/1421-0185/a000166
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1024/1421-0185/a000166
Language: English
Additional information: Krumhuber, EG; Scherer, KR; (2016) The Look of Fear from the Eyes Varies with the Dynamic Sequence of Facial Actions. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 75 (1) pp. 5-14. © 2016 by Hogrefe. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the Swiss Journal of Psychology. It is not the version of record and is therefore not suitable for citation.
Keywords: emotion, facial expression, dynamic, sequence, eye gaze
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475184
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