Neuroscience & Psychology Postgraduate Society Seminars

Perception of affect in social interactions from human motion and voice.

In an attempt to address the above topic I recorded hundreds of clips with people jumping around motion capture system in black suits covered with retroreflective markers. After that I closed other people in dark room with black walls, headphones on the ears, and old-school CRT screen bursting images into their surprised faces. Those people had to watch and listen hundreds of my clips while pressing buttons to make emotion judgements. There were a lot of those people, quite a lot. Now, I can finally reveal results of this strange journey through movements, voices, social interactions, emotions and sleepless nights.