The many faces of the emotional body

de Gelder, B. and Hortensius, R. (2014) The many faces of the emotional body. In: Decety, J. and Christen, Y. (eds.) New Frontiers in Social Neuroscience. Series: Research and perspectives in neurosciences (21). Springer: Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783319029030 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-02904-7_9)

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The perception of emotional signals is at the core of the study of the social brain. In this chapter, we discuss research in the field of affective and social neuroscience that specifically uses bodily expressions. Starting with the initial studies mapping the neural substrate of perception of simple bodily expressions, several steps have been taken to grasp the full extent of genuine interactions, from the use of multiple emotional cues, to dynamic social interactions, and recently the use of virtual reality. With increasing complexity of the emotional signals used in neuroscientific research, we can approximate the natural richness of the social and emotional reality.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:ebook ISBN 9783319029047.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hortensius, Dr Ruud
Authors: de Gelder, B., and Hortensius, R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Journal Name:Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences
Published Online:19 November 2013

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