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Facial Expression Recognition : Selected Works of Andy Young (Hardcover)
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In the World Library of Psychologists series, international experts themselves present career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, and their major practical theoretical contributions.
Andy Young has an international reputation as an eminent scholar and pioneer in the field of face perception. This selection brings together some of his best work over the last thirty years.
A specially written introduction gives an overview of his career and contextualises the selection in relation to changes in the field during this time. The first section on 'Theoretical Perspectives' will explain the background to research on facial expression and the types of question that have been addressed. These include the relation between perception of facial identity and expression, how expressions are perceptually represented, and multimodal contributions to interpreting other people's emotions. The second section 'Experimental Approaches' will explain the key techniques and tests of important theoretical questions.The next part will give examples of selective impairments affecting fear or disgust recognition from face and voice, and cases with more general problems in recognising emotion. These offer important evidence for the resolution of theoretical questions raised in Part 1. The fourth section looks at a combination of functional brain imaging and experimental methods to investigate the neural representation of facial expression. Finally, the last part will take methods from the other parts of the book and apply them to investigating some of the factors that may underlie different types of clinical or everyday problem and bringing out potential implications for treatment.
The book enables the reader to trace developments in facial expression recognition over the last thirty years. It will appeal to anyone with interests in these areas as well as being an invaluable resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in face perception or visual cognition.