Remembering faces with emotional expressions

Authors: Liu, C.H., Chen, W. and Ward, J.

Journal: Frontiers in Psychology

Volume: 5

Issue: DEC

eISSN: 1664-1078

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01439

Abstract:

It is known that happy faces create more robust identity recognition memory than faces with some other expressions. However, this advantage was not verified against all basic expressions. Moreover, no research has assessed whether similar differences also exist among other expressions. To tackle these questions, we compared the effects of six basic emotional expressions on recognition memory using a standard old/new recognition task. The experiment also examined whether exposure to different emotional expressions at training creates variable effects on transfer of the trained faces to a new/neutral expression. Our results suggest that happy faces produced better identity recognition relative to disgusted faces, regardless of whether they were tested in the same image or a new image displaying a neutral expression. None of the other emotional expressions created measurable advantage for recognition memory. Overall, our data lend further support for the happy face advantage for long-term recognition memory. However, our detailed analyses also show that the advantage of happy expression on identity recognition may not be equally discernible from all other emotional expressions.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23998/

Source: Scopus

Remembering faces with emotional expressions.

Authors: Liu, C.H., Chen, W. and Ward, J.

Journal: Front Psychol

Volume: 5

Pages: 1439

ISSN: 1664-1078

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01439

Abstract:

It is known that happy faces create more robust identity recognition memory than faces with some other expressions. However, this advantage was not verified against all basic expressions. Moreover, no research has assessed whether similar differences also exist among other expressions. To tackle these questions, we compared the effects of six basic emotional expressions on recognition memory using a standard old/new recognition task. The experiment also examined whether exposure to different emotional expressions at training creates variable effects on transfer of the trained faces to a new/neutral expression. Our results suggest that happy faces produced better identity recognition relative to disgusted faces, regardless of whether they were tested in the same image or a new image displaying a neutral expression. None of the other emotional expressions created measurable advantage for recognition memory. Overall, our data lend further support for the happy face advantage for long-term recognition memory. However, our detailed analyses also show that the advantage of happy expression on identity recognition may not be equally discernible from all other emotional expressions.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23998/

Source: PubMed

Preferred by: Changhong Liu

Remembering faces with emotional expressions

Authors: Liu, C.H., Chen, W. and Ward, J.

Journal: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Volume: 5

ISSN: 1664-1078

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01439

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23998/

Source: Web of Science (Lite)

Remembering faces with emotional expressions.

Authors: Liu, C.H., Chen, W. and Ward, J.

Journal: Frontiers in psychology

Volume: 5

Pages: 1439

eISSN: 1664-1078

ISSN: 1664-1078

DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01439

Abstract:

It is known that happy faces create more robust identity recognition memory than faces with some other expressions. However, this advantage was not verified against all basic expressions. Moreover, no research has assessed whether similar differences also exist among other expressions. To tackle these questions, we compared the effects of six basic emotional expressions on recognition memory using a standard old/new recognition task. The experiment also examined whether exposure to different emotional expressions at training creates variable effects on transfer of the trained faces to a new/neutral expression. Our results suggest that happy faces produced better identity recognition relative to disgusted faces, regardless of whether they were tested in the same image or a new image displaying a neutral expression. None of the other emotional expressions created measurable advantage for recognition memory. Overall, our data lend further support for the happy face advantage for long-term recognition memory. However, our detailed analyses also show that the advantage of happy expression on identity recognition may not be equally discernible from all other emotional expressions.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23998/

Source: Europe PubMed Central

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