Transactions on Affective Computing
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From the October-December 2015 issue
UMEME: University of Michigan Emotional McGurk Effect Data Set
By Emily Mower Provost, Yuan Shangguan, and Carlos Busso
Emotion is cto communication; it colors our interpretation of events and social interactions. Emotion expression is generally multimodal, modulating our facial movement, vocal behavior, and body gestures. The method through which this multimodal information is integrated and perceived is not well understood. This knowledge has implications for the design of multimodal classification algorithms, affective interfaces, and even mental health assessment. We present a novel data set designed to support research into the emotion perception process, the University of Michigan Emotional McGurk Effect Data set (UMEME). UMEME has a critical feature that differentiates it from currently existing data sets; it contains not only emotionally congruent stimuli (emotionally matched faces and voices), but also emotionally incongruent stimuli (emotionally mismatched faces and voices). The inclusion of emotionally complex and dynamic stimuli provides an opportunity to study how individuals make assessments of emotion content in the presence of emotional incongruence, or emotional noise. We describe the collection, annotation, and statistical properties of the data and present evidence illustrating how audio and video interact to result in specific types of emotion perception. The results demonstrate that there exist consistent patterns underlying emotion evaluation, even given incongruence, positioning UMEME as an important new tool for understanding emotion perception.
Editorials and Announcements
- Heartfelt congratulations are offered to Georgios N. Yannakakis and Julian Togelius, authors of "Experience-Driven Procedural Content Generation," who were presented with TAC's Most Influential Paper Award by Editor-in-Chief Björn W. Schuller at the 2015 6th AAAC Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Conference in Xi'An, P.R. China on 22 September 2015.
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