Laughter Induction Techniques Suitable for Generating Motion Capture Data of Laughter Associated Body Movements

Gary McKeown, William Curran, Ciaran McLoughlin, Harry J. Griffin, Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze

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Abstract

Laughter is a frequently occurring social signal and an important part of human non-verbal communication. However it is often overlooked as a serious topic of scientific study. While the lack of research in this area is mostly due to laughter’s non-serious nature, it is also a particularly difficult social signal to produce on demand in a convincing manner; thus making it a difficult topic for study in laboratory settings. In this paper we provide some techniques and guidance for inducing both hilarious laughter and conversational laughter. These techniques were devised with the goal of capturing mo- tion information related to laughter while the person laughing was either standing or seated. Comments on the value of each of the techniques and general guidance as to the importance of atmosphere, environment and social setting are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 10th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5545-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space (EmoSPACE) In conjunction with the IEEE FG 2013 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 22 Apr 201326 Apr 2013

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Emotion Representation, Analysis and Synthesis in Continuous Time and Space (EmoSPACE) In conjunction with the IEEE FG 2013
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period22/04/201326/04/2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    McKeown, G., Curran, W., McLoughlin, C., Griffin, H. J., & Bianchi-Berthouze, N. (2013). Laughter Induction Techniques Suitable for Generating Motion Capture Data of Laughter Associated Body Movements. In 2013 10th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG) (pp. 1-5). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FG.2013.6553806