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  Precision of isolated facial-expression and body-posture representations determines integrated whole-person perception of emotion

Ward, I., de la Rosa, S., Teufel, C., & von dem Hagen, E. (2019). Precision of isolated facial-expression and body-posture representations determines integrated whole-person perception of emotion. Poster presented at 21st Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP 2019), Tenerife, Spain.

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Ward, IL, Author
de la Rosa, S1, 2, Author              
Teufel, C, Author
von dem Hagen, E, Author
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1Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497797              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497794              

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 Abstract: The perception of facial expressions can be modulated by affective body postures. For instance, humans are more likely to perceive disgusted facial expressions as ‘angry’ when paired with an angry body. Interestingly, the influence of body context is highly variable across individuals, offering an opportunity to study the mechanisms underlying integrated whole-person perception. Using psychophysical tasks in combination with computational modelling, we indexed the precision of representations of isolated facial expression and body posture cues, as well as the influence of each cue on the integrated whole-person emotion percept. The results indicate that the perceptual integration leading to wholeperson representation is determined by the precision of the individual cues. These results provide the basis for developing a mechanistic model of how facial expression and body posture cues are combined to create integrated whole-person percepts of emotion, and have important implications for our understanding of real-world individual differences in social perception.

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 Dates: 2019-09
 Publication Status: Published online
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Title: 21st Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP 2019)
Place of Event: Tenerife, Spain
Start-/End Date: 2019-09-25 - 2019-09-28

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Title: 21st Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP 2019)
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