Journal article

Dynamic emotion perception and prior expectancy

Ilvana Dzafic, Andrew K Martin, Julia Hocking, Bryan Mowry, Hana Burianova

NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Social interactions require the ability to rapidly perceive emotion from various incoming dynamic, multisensory cues. Prior expectations reduce incoming emotional information and direct attention to cues that are aligned with what is expected. Studies to date have investigated the prior expectancy effect using static emotional images, despite the fact that dynamic stimuli would represent greater ecological validity. The objective of the study was to create a novel functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) paradigm to examine the influence of prior expectations on naturalistic emotion perception. For this purpose, we developed a dynamic emotion perception task, which consisted of audio-vis..

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