Toward a social psychophysics of face communication

Jack, R. E. and Schyns, P. G. (2017) Toward a social psychophysics of face communication. Annual Review of Psychology, 68, pp. 269-297. (doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-010416-044242) (PMID:28051933)

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Abstract

As a highly social species, humans are equipped with a powerful tool for social communication—the face, which can elicit multiple social perceptions in others due to the rich and complex variations of its movements, morphology, and complexion. Consequently, identifying precisely what face information elicits different social perceptions is a complex empirical challenge that has largely remained beyond the reach of traditional research methods. More recently, the emerging field of social psychophysics has developed new methods designed to address this challenge. Here, we introduce and review the foundational methodological developments of social psychophysics, present recent work that has advanced our understanding of the face as a tool for social communication, and discuss the main challenges that lie ahead.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jack, Dr Rachael and Schyns, Professor Philippe
Authors: Jack, R. E., and Schyns, P. G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Annual Review of Psychology
Publisher:Annual Reviews
ISSN:0066-4308
ISSN (Online):1545-2085
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Annual Review of Psychology 68:269-297
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
591971DADIOS (Data-driven Analysis of the Dynamics of Information-acquisition Over time during Social judgement)Philippe SchynsEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/K00607X/1INP - CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROIMAGING
698281Brain Algorithmics: Reverse Engineering Dynamic Information Processing Networks from MEG time seriesPhilippe SchynsWellcome Trust (WELLCOME)107802/Z/15/ZINP - CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROIMAGING
595751Mapping Cultural Differences in Facial Expressions of Emotion.Rachael JackBritish Academy (BRIT-ACAD)SG113332PSY - PSYCHOLOGY
590701Mapping the Cultural Landscape of Emotions for Social InteractionRachael JackEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/K001973/1S&E PSY - ADMINISTRATION
700661Visual Commonsense for Scene UnderstandingPhilippe SchynsEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/N019261/1INP - CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROIMAGING