Are facial expression technologies tools for emotion recognition or social interaction analysis, or both?

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Abstract

Basic Emotions Theory has been the most dominant theory in producing techniques for emotion perception studies. Such methodologies do not take into account that social factors may have an effect on how facial expressions are perceived. Gossip—a common but understudied tool of human communication—occurs in social interactions, so lends itself well to being considered as a social arena where facial expressions are produced. This paper takes the novel approach of using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) to analyse facial expressions produced in response to gossip and to model the relationship with people’s perceptions of the same social interactions. The results show similar patterns of relationships between action units and with social-related or emotion-related labels. We suggest that social-related labelling for such perceptions should be considered as much as the traditional emotion-related labelling commonly used when creating emotion perception experimental paradigms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2024
EventAffective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2023 - MIT, Cambridge, United States
Duration: 10 Sept 202313 Sept 2023
https://acii-conf.net/2023/

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII): Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2156-8103
ISSN (Electronic)2156-8111

Conference

ConferenceAffective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2023
Abbreviated titleACII2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period10/09/202313/09/2023
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