If processing of emotional expression and gaze direction is automatic, it should not be affected by cognitive load. Emotionally meaningful targets enhance orienting triggered by a fearful gazing face. However, to our knowledge, this is the first reported study to show that misattribution errors vary according to the level of physical aggression in the general population. When this happens, both connection and trust are damaged. Bayliss for providing us with the original stimuli used as targets.
Physical Aggression and Facial Expression Identification
In contrast to this, the individuals with Asperger syndrome exhibited lower recognition accuracy than typically-developed controls mainly for emotional prosody with high emotional intensity. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 63 , View Article Google Scholar 2. A further evaluation of the aggression questionnaire: For one group, cognitive load was high counting backwards in steps of 7 , whereas for the other group, cognitive load was low counting forward in steps of 2. Most importantly to the central question of the present investigation, the way cognitive control mechanisms are involved in modulating attention based on social cues seems to be specular for observed gaze and emotional facial expression.
Nonverbal Communication: Improving Your Nonverbal Skills and Reading Body Language
In contrast, when gaze direction was counterpredictive of target location and diverged spatially from orienting by gaze direction, gaze cueing effects were affected by working memory load. Cognitive and behavioral studies have supported differences in aspects of information processing for fear and anger expressions. The ITI was ms see Fig 1. Consider how your perceptions of people are affected by the way they sit, walk, stand, or hold their head. In fact, evidence that orienting attention may not be completely "reflexive" has a long history [ 60 ]. B , — doi: