Tuesday, September 27, 2005

The mood of the observer

Although images of faces have long been employed in the scientific study of emotion, the objectives and assumptions motivating their use have shifted according to the various fields and research programs within which they have been put to use. This short film traces these shifts through three such fields – the social psychology of polka dot dresses, cross-cultural research of the 1950s, and the contemporary neurosciences of emotion – in order to assess the recent use of facial images as a means of correlating particular emotions with particular locations in the brain.

Another Renseiw ‘pata-investigation. Polka in here, click on the dots above, or enjoy a bout of The history of facial images in the science of emotions…