Paradigm Class - Emotional Body Language Perception

Emotional Body Language Perception

The recognition of emotions expressed by another’s body pose, posture or body movement. Tasks usually require participants to infer the emotional meaning of non-verbal stimuli by paying particular attention to head, hand and body cues in the judgment of emotionally valent criteria. Based on popular beliefs that certain body postures communicate things like deceit/lying, pain/discomfort and sexual interest and cognitive neuroscience models that the purport that the visual system analyzes human motion differently from object motion. First: Mattick, 1967 Most: Grèzes, Pinchon, & de Gelder, 2006

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