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Audio Visual Emotion Perception in Crowds

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Sample stimuli from:

McHugh, J., Kearney, G., Rice, H. & Newell, F.N. (2011). The sound of the crowd: auditory information modulates the perceived emotion of a crowd based on bodily expressions. (under revision) Emotion.

The videos below contain 20 individuals expressing a range of emotions using emotional body language. The auditory stimulus is a crowd of 20 individuals vocalising different emotions, without verbalising. The samples below represent different pairings of visual and auditory stimuli.

 

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100HappyAudioFear

20 individuals expressing happiness using emotional body language, auditory stimulus is 20 individuals vocalising fearfully. This represents an incongruent audiovisual crowd, where the emotion expressed auditorily is different to that expressed visually.

 

100SadAudioSad

20 individuals expressing sadness using emotional body language, auditory stimulus is 20 individuals vocalising sadly. This represents a congruent audiovisual representation of a crowd expressing sadness.

 

50Sad50HappyAudioHappy

20 individuals, 10 expressing sadness and 10 expressing happiness, using emotional body language. The auditory stimulus is a crowd of 20 individuals vocalising happily.

 

50Fear50HappyAudioFear

20 individuals, 10 expressing fear and 10 expressing happiness, using emotional body language. The auditory stimulus is a crowd of 20 individuals vocalising fearfully.

 

50Anger50FearAudioAnger

20 individuals, 10 expressing anger and 10 expressing fear, using emotional body language. The auditory stimulus is a crowd of 20 individuals vocalising angrily.

 

 

 
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