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2006

Facial actions as visual cues for personality

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Facial actions as visual cues for personality
What visual cues do human viewers use to assign personality characteristics to animated characters? While most facial animation systems associate facial actions to limited emotional states or speech content, the present paper explores the above question by relating the perception of personality to a wide variety of facial actions (e.g., head tilting/turning, and eyebrow raising) and emotional expressions (e.g., smiles and frowns). Animated characters exhibiting these actions and expressions were presented to human viewers in brief videos. Human viewers rated the personalities of these characters using a well-standardized adjective rating system borrowed from the psychological literature. These personality descriptors are organized in a multidimensional space that is based on the orthogonal dimensions of Desire for Affiliation and Displays of Social Dominance. The main result of the personality rating data was that human viewers associated individual facial actions and emotional expres...
Ali Arya, Lisa N. Jefferies, James T. Enns, Steve
Added 13 Dec 2010
Updated 13 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2006
Where JVCA
Authors Ali Arya, Lisa N. Jefferies, James T. Enns, Steve DiPaola
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