Publications

This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.

Search for Publication


Year(s) from:  to 
Author:
Keywords (separated by spaces):

Recognizing Emotions Expressed by Body Pose: a Biologically Inspired Neural Model

K. Schindler, L. van Gool, and B. de Gelder
Neural Networks
Vol. 21, No. 9, pp. 1238-1246, 2008

Abstract

Research into the visual perception of human emotion has traditionally focused on the facial expression of emotions. Recently researchers have turned to the more challenging field of emotional body language, i.e. emotion expression through body pose and motion. In this work, we approach recognition of basic emotional categories from a computational view. In keeping with recent computational models of the visual cortex, we construct a biologically plausible hierarchy of neural detectors, which can discriminate seven basic emotional states from static views of associated body poses. The model is evaluated against human test subjects on a recent set of stimuli manufactured for research on emotional body language.


Download in pdf format
@Article{eth_biwi_00545,
  author = {K. Schindler and L. van Gool and and B. de Gelder},
  title = {Recognizing Emotions Expressed by Body Pose: a Biologically Inspired Neural Model},
  journal = {Neural Networks},
  year = {2008},
  month = {},
  pages = {1238-1246},
  volume = {21},
  number = {9},
  keywords = {}
}