Visual Representations Of Emotional Facial Expressions Essay

1614 Words Dec 27th, 2016 7 Pages
Ploog, Scharf, Nelson, and Brooks (2013) conducted a case-control study using computerized visual representations of emotional facial expressions to simulate real life situations. The use of a 3D avatar was used in three stages to study and improve emotion recognition in children with autism spectrum disorder. Stage one, participants were asked to interpret what emotion the avatar was feeling. Stage two participants were given different scenarios and were asked to guess what emotion the avatar would feel based on that specific scenario. In stage three, the children were a certain emotion that the avatar was feeling and was asked what scenario or event they thought caused this emotion. This virtual environment indicated that children were able to communicate more effectively with other people and that 90% of the participants were able to interpret, recognize and predict emotions from the avatar (Ploog et al., 2013). Wainer, and Ingersoll (2011) conducted a randomized control study with ten participants’ ages 16 to 40 using computer treatment. Participants were randomly assigned to a computer treatment group or a no-treatment control group. This computer treatment program was an interactive program that used photographs of faces and eyes. There was a significant increase in emotion identification from the pre-test to post-test. This study relates to the previous studies in that it worked to improve the social skills and emotion recognition in children with autism spectrum…

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