A dyadic stimulus set of audiovisual affective displays for the study of multisensory, emotional, social interactions

Piwek, L., Petrini, K. and Pollick, F. (2016) A dyadic stimulus set of audiovisual affective displays for the study of multisensory, emotional, social interactions. Behavior Research Methods, 48(4), pp. 1285-1295. (doi: 10.3758/s13428-015-0654-4) (PMID:26542970) (PMCID:PMC5101291)

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We describe the creation of the first multisensory stimulus set that consists of dyadic, emotional, point-light interactions combined with voice dialogues. Our set includes 238 unique clips, which present happy, angry and neutral emotional interactions at low, medium and high levels of emotional intensity between nine different actor dyads. The set was evaluated in a between-design experiment, and was found to be suitable for a broad potential application in the cognitive and neuroscientific study of biological motion and voice, perception of social interactions and multisensory integration. We also detail in this paper a number of supplementary materials, comprising AVI movie files for each interaction, along with text files specifying the three dimensional coordinates of each point-light in each frame of the movie, as well as unprocessed AIFF audio files for each dialogue captured. The full set of stimuli is available to download from: http://​motioninsocial.​com/​stimuli_​set/​.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pollick, Professor Frank and Petrini, Dr Karin
Authors: Piwek, L., Petrini, K., and Pollick, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Behavior Research Methods
ISSN (Online):1554-3528
Published Online:05 November 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Behavior Research Methods 48(4): 1285-1295
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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