Recognition of expression of inverted face image



Our research is dedicated to the influence of expression intensity and spatial location of facial images on the emotion recognition and organization of oculomotor activity of the observer. It is shown that weakening an expression and turning the face image 180 ° leads to a decrease in the efficiency of recognition, increase in frequency and changes in the composition of "errors" of perception. Weak expressions of a face on an inverted image are presented as a calm state of a model. The distribution of visual fixations of a person under the influence of changing conditions of perception is different, but the successful recognition of emotion is not directly connected.

General Information

Keywords: recognition of emotion, the intensity of expression of emotions, the spatial arrangementof facial images, categorical field of expressions, the Thatcher illusion, trajectory of eye movements, eyetracking, the distribution of fixations, dominance of the face parts

Journal rubric: Psychology of Perception

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Barabanschikov V.A., Zhegallo A.V., Ivanova L.A. Recognition of expression of inverted face image. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2010. Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 66–83. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Vladimir A. Barabanschikov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Director, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexander V. Zhegallo, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Systems Research of the Psyche, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Researcher at the Center for Experimental Psychology of MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Lyubov' A. Ivanova, Graduate of the Supreme School of Psychology



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