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facial expression

An appearance of the face conveying emotion or reaction. The human face has a great store and variety of expressions. Expressions may convey different meanings in different cultures. Also, certain disease states (e.g., schizophrenia) may limit the ability to interpret facial expression, and parkinsonism is associated with facial rigidity. In certain cultures a smile is to be expected, but in others it may be an infrequent facial expression.
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"We now have the tools and the analytic capability to learn what we need to learn about facial expressions in context and what they mean," Barrett said.
The researchers believe emotionally intelligent robots can help in a variety of scenarios, such as detecting early signs of depression, social and emotional intervention in senior adults, and learning the minute facial expressions of someone on the autism spectrum.
According to the results of the meta-analysis, facial expressions have a small impact on feelings.
Programming the Wheelie 7 with what facial expressions you want to perform which actions only takes a few minutes.
In every round, 9 out of 10 females and about 190 facial expressions would be selected as the training set, and the remaining one about 20 facial expressions was as the test set.
The popular JAFFE database [21], containing 213 images of 7 facial expressions posed by 10 Japanese female models, is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.
They plugged the words into search engines popular in 31 countries across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and ended up with approximately 7.2 million images of facial expressions across a variety of cultures.
Certain facial expressions and words could trigger specific effects.
A lot of what we do is dictated by the information we get from faces." The researchers used brain scans and behavioral tests to assess female and male volunteers' ability to recognize faces and read facial expressions. "In order to enroll someone in our study, we went through a careful screening procedure to make sure that people did not have a history of neurological or psychiatric disorders in themselves, or in their first-degree relatives," said Scherf.
Similarly, in Korea Park,Oh, Kim, Lee, Lee, Kim et.al.(2011) also developed a standardized tool based on Korean population- Korean Facial Expression of Emotion (KOFEE) where researchers obtained facial expressions of fifteen actors.
In the study that was published recently in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the team described how 20 goats interacted with images of positive (happy) and negative (angry) human facial expressions and found that they preferred to look and interact with happy faces.