Facial Expressions: Dynamic Patterns, Impairments and Social Perceptions


Sandra E. Carter (Editor)
Vaughan T. Bailey (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

The human face is a dynamic canvas upon which humans voluntarily and involuntarily display their most intimate feelings. Observers scrutinize the faces of others to make inferences about their emotions, intentions and thoughts. In this book, the authors explore the dynamic patterns, impairments and social perceptions of facial expressions. Topics include linking infant facial expressions of emotion to respective parental attention; facial expression during interpersonal interactions that are pro-social and criminally deviant; situational and perceiver characteristics that influence the processing and decoding of facial expressions of emotion; facial expression and eye gaze direction; image based facial expression synthesis; and the analysis and recognition of facial expressions in videos using facial shape deformation. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Birth-Order-Related Similarities and Differences in Infant-Father Interaction: A Preliminary Study
(Theano Kokkinaki, Department of Psychology, University of Crete, Rethymnon – Gallos, Crete, Greece)

Uncovering the Secrets of the Human Face: The Role of the Face in Pro-Social and Forensic Contexts
(Pamela Black, Stephen Porter, Alysha Baker, Natasha Korva, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada)

Group-Level and Individual-Level Influences on Emotion Expression Decoding
(Steven G. Young, Kurt Hugenberg, Alla Prokhovich, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, USA, and others)

Valuation and Discrimination of Emotional Face Expressions: Localization and Timing of Cerebral Activity
(Denise Prochnow, Benedikt Höing, Sascha Brunheim, Hannes Kossack, Ralf Schäfer, Markus Braunewell, Matthias Franz, Rüdiger J. Seitz, Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany)

Facial Expression and Eye Gaze Direction: Are They Combined When Processing Emotionally Relevant Facial Information?
(Janek S. Lobmaier, University of Bern, Switzerland)

Image Based Facial Expression Synthesis
(Nikolaos Ersotelos, School of Creative Technologies, Portsmouth University, United Kingdom)

Analysis and Recognition of Facial Expressions in Videos using Facial Shape Deformation
(F. Dornaika, B. Raducanu, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, San Sebastian, Spain, and others)


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