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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The effect of facial expression and gaze direction on memory for unfamiliar faces
Author(s): Nakashima, Satoshi F
Langton, Stephen
Yoshikawa, Sakiko
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Keywords: Face memory
Facial expression
Gaze direction
Issue Date: 2012
Date Deposited: 3-Sep-2014
Citation: Nakashima SF, Langton S & Yoshikawa S (2012) The effect of facial expression and gaze direction on memory for unfamiliar faces. Cognition and Emotion, 26 (7), pp. 1316-1325.
Abstract: We report data from an experiment that investigated the influence of gaze direction and facial expression on face memory. Participants were shown a set of unfamiliar faces with either happy or angry facial expressions, which were either gazing straight ahead or had their gaze averted to one side. Memory for faces that were initially shown with angry expressions was found to be poorer when these faces had averted as opposed to direct gaze, whereas memory for individuals shown with happy faces was unaffected by gaze direction. We suggest that memory for another individual's face partly depends on an evaluation of the behavioural intention of that individual.
DOI Link: 10.1080/02699931.2011.619734
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Cognition and Emotion on 14/11/2011, available online:

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