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Experimental Psychology (Russia)

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2072-7593

ISSN (online): 2311-7036


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The perception of facial expression in the Thatcher illusion 1071

Barabanschikov V.A.
Doctor of Psychology, Director of the Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education , Moscow, Russia

Zhegallo A.V.
PhD in Psychology, Research associate, Laboratory of Psychological Systems Studies, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences; Research associate, Institute for Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

This work is devoted to the study of the particulars of the perception of images of a normal face and of a Thatcher Illusion face with different orientations of the image and the degree of severity of expressions. It is shown that the change in the orientation of the image lead to significant changes in the content and structure of categorical field of basic expressions. The influence of transformations of face images, causing the illusion of Margaret Thatcher, on the perception of basic emotions is selective in its nature.

Keywords: recognition of emotions, Thatcher Illusion, categorical field of expressions, T-patterns, perceptual system of facial expressions

Column: Psychology of Perception

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