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Emotion Recognition
Jiang et al., 2019
In this experiment, twelve emotional stimuli corresponding to six basic emotions (i.e. anger, fear, disgust, joy, sadness, and surprise) are presented. After each presentation, participants are required to recognize the emotional expression.
The emotional stimuli are videos of actors whose facial expressions progressively change from a neutral emotional face to one of the six basic emotions.

Participants are asked to press the space bar as soon as they recognize the emotion depicted in the facial expression. Afterward, participants are asked to answer which emotion corresponds to the displayed one from the list of the six basic emotions. Both the response times (i.e., when the participant recognizes which affective state it is) and the response given by the participant (and whether the response is correct) are recorded.

Jiang and colleagues (Jiang et al., 2019) compared individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and healthy participants on the Dynamic Affect Recognition Evaluation (DARE) task and found no significant differences in the accuracy of responses, but observed slower RTs, longer fixation times and lower fixation frequencies in the ASD group.


Jiang, M., Francis, S. M., Srishyla, D., Conelea, C., Zhao, Q., & Jacob, S. (2019). Classifying Individuals with ASD Through Facial Emotion Recognition and Eye-Tracking. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, 6063–6068. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857005