Special Issue "Perceptual and Affective Mechanisms in Facial Expression Recognition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2019)
Dr. Lucia Ricciardi
Neurosciences Research Centre, Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, St George's University of London, London, United Kingdom
Interests: movement disorders; Parkinson’s disease; impulse controls disorders; affective neuroscience; psychophysiology; brain stimulation; DBS
Facial emotion expressivity and facial expression recognition have been active research areas and have attracted increasing attention from researchers in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, linguistics, and related disciplines.
Encouraged by the writings of Charles Darwin, eminent researchers such as Carroll Izard and Paul Ekman developed set of theories and methods on this topic.
Despite the increasing number of studies on facial emotion expressivity and facial expression recognition, the method of assessing and measuring them is challenging and their physiological mechanisms are still not entirely elucidated. Moreover, facial emotion expressivity and facial expression recognition are often impaired in a number of psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders e.g. Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism, Huntington’s disease, etc., and the pathophysiological basis underlining these abnormalities is not yet well-known.
In this Special Issue, we are interested in the processes and the neural structures involved in facial emotion expressivity and facial expression recognition, as well as in classic and innovative ways of assessing facial expressions in healthy people and in people with neuropsychiatric disoders. Studies using various methods, including electrophysiology and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, motion analysis, and neuroimaging are welcomed.
Dr. Lucia Ricciardi
Dr. Matteo Bologna
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- Face expressivity
- Face recognition
- Facial emotions
- Emotion processing
- Parkinson’s disease
- Movement disorders
- Neuropsychiatric conditions