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AICE member Disa Sauter, together with others, propose an approach for moving beyond the basic six to a high dimensional taxonomy of emotion.

Emotion Methodology workshop

In an article in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Alan Cowen and Dacher Keltner of the University of California, Berkeley; AICE member Disa Sauter, University of Amsterdam; and Jessica L. Tracy of the University of British Columbia write that most scientists agree that facial expressions are meaningful, but do not obey a one-to-one mapping with six coarse categories of emotion. They propose for studying emotion-related responses in all their complexity and variations. This approach would measure not only facial cues, but also body movements, voice fluctuations, head movements and other indicators to capture such nuanced responses as smiles of embarrassment or sympathetic vocalizations. 

 

The paper is available via the link.