Project

The processing of multiple facial expressions

Duration
01 March 2016 → 31 August 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Fellow
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
Keywords
emotion attention FACE
 
Project description

Human subjects can extract the mean emotion from complex visual scenes composed of multiple facial expressions shown concurrently. However, the psychological processes giving rise to this fascinating perceptual ability remain poorly understood. In this project, we seek to explore them using psychophysical and electrophysiological experiments, and more specifically to assess whether they are automatic or not.