Photographs of facial expression

Accuracy, response times, and ratings of intensity

Romina Palermo*, Max Coltheart

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Equal numbers pf male and female participants judged which of seven facial expressions (anger, disgust, fear, happiness, neutrality, sadness, and surprise) were displayed by a set of 336 faces, and we measured both accuracy and response times. In addition, the participants rated how well the expression was displayed (i.e., the intensity of the expression). These three measures are reported for each face. Sex of the rater did not interact with any of the three measures. However, analyses revealed that some expressions were recognized more accurately in female than in male faces. The full set of these norms may be downloaded from

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-638
Number of pages5
JournalBehavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

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