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Dynamic Faces: Insights from Experiments and Computation

Cristobal Curio, Heinrich H. Bulthoff, and Martin A. Giese


The recognition of faces is a fundamental visual function that is important for social interaction and communication. Scientific interest in facial recognition has increased dramatically over the last decade. Researchers in such fields as psychology, neurophysiology, and functional imaging have published more than 10,000 studies on face processing. Almost all of these studies focus on the processing of static pictures of faces; however, little attention has been paid to the recognition of dynamic faces, faces as they change over time—a topic in neuroscience that is also relevant to a variety o ... More

Keywords: social interaction, facial recognition, neurophysiology, functional imaging, neuroscience, robotics, human–computer interfaces, computational perspective, psychophysics, computational models

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014533
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cristobal Curio, editor

Heinrich H. Bulthoff, editor

Martin A. Giese, editor

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Front Matter


Cristóbal Curio, Heinrich H. Bülthoff, and Martin A. Giese

I Psychophysics

4 Recognition of Dynamic Facial Action Probed by Visual Adaptation

Cristóbal Curio, Martin A. Giese, Martin Breidt, Mario Kleiner, and Heinrich H. Bülthoff

5 Facial Motion and Facial Form

Barbara Knappmeyer

II Physiology

8 Engaging Neocortical Networks with Dynamic Faces

Stephen V. Shepherd, and Asif A. Ghazanfar

9 Multimodal Studies Using Dynamic Faces

Aina Puce, and Charles E. Schroeder

10 Perception of Dynamic Facial Expressions and Gaze

Patrik Vuilleumier, and Ruthger Righart

III Computation

14 Insights on Spontaneous Facial Expressions from Automatic Expression Measurement

Marian Bartlett, Gwen Littlewort, Esra Vural, Jake Whitehill, Tingfan Wu, Kang Lee, and Javier Movellan

16 Markerless Tracking of Dynamic 3D Scans of Faces

Christian Walder, Martin Breidt, Heinrich H. Bülthoff, Bernhard Schölkopf, and Cristóbal Curio

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