Dynamics of Key Facial Points as an Indicator of the Credibility of Reported Information



This research describes a method for studying the authenticity/unauthenticity of the information re- ported by people in video images. It is based on automatic tracking of coordinates of key points of a speaker’s face using OpenFace software. When processing the data, the multiple linear regression procedure is used. It was found that the dynamics of neighboring key points in the obtained models has a multidirectional char- acter, indicating the presence of a superposition of several dynamic structures, corresponding to the characteristic complex changes in the face position and facial expressions of the sitter. Their isolation is realized by means of the principal component analysis. It is shown, that the first 11 principal components describe 99.7% of the variability of the initial data. The correlation analysis between the number of credibility/confidence statements on the set of time intervals and the principal component loadings, allows to differentiate the dynamic structures of the face, connected with the assessments of credibility of the reported information. Automated analysis of face dynamics optimizes the process of collecting empirical data on the sitter’s appearance and their semantic structuring, as well as expands the range of predictors of the assessments of the truthfulness of the messages received.

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Keywords: : video images of the communicant, predictors of the reliability of the reported information, key points of the face, dynamic structures associated with assessments of the truthfulness of the information

Journal rubric: Face Science

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2021140207

Funding. The reported study was funded by Russian Science Foundation (RSF) project No. 18-18-00350-P

For citation: Barabanschikov V.A., Zhegallo A.V. Dynamics of Key Facial Points as an Indicator of the Credibility of Reported Information. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2021. Vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 101–112. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2021140207.


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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: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5084-0513, e-mail: vladimir.barabanschikov@gmail.com

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: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5307-0083, e-mail: zhegalloav@ipran.ru



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