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Colloquium: The emotional face

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Today's date is Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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I came to Australia in 1990 to work with Professor D. Siddle in the School of Psychology, University of Queensland on a postdoctoral research scholarship from the German Research Council. In 1994, I joined the academic staff in the School of Psychology, teaching in the areas of Human Associative Learning, Psychophysiology, and Behavioural Neuroscience. My research, both basic and applied, is concerned with emotion, attention and their interaction. In particular, it is concerned with the processes involved in the acquisition of likes and dislikes and with the manner in which emotionally salient events, such as facial expressions of emotion, are processed. I have published over 100 papers in peer reviewed, internationally recognised Journals and obtained more than $3M in competitive grants. In 2007, I was awarded an Australian Professorial Fellowship funded by the ARC and led a successful bid for an ARC Special Research Initiative in 2013. I am Editor of Biological Psychology and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Psychological Society, and the Association for Psychological Science.

ABSTRACT: Facial expressions of emotion are among the most salient social signals used to communicate our current emotional state – they indicate whether it is safe to approach or to stay away. Hence it comes as little surprise that the manner in which facial expressions are processed has garnered considerable research interest in recent years. My interest in face processing was stimulated by reports of delayed extinction of fear conditioned to faces expressing anger and to other facial cues such as ethnicity – and I will present some of our work on the topic. A second line of research, motivated by this work, investigates the manner in which face cues of sex, age or race interact with facial expressions of emotion. This work suggests that processing of emotional expressions is highly flexible and affected by a number of factors, relating to these other cues present on an emotional face or to the context in which the expressions are presented.
Speaker(s) Professor Ottmar Lipp, PhD, FASSA, FAPS
Location The University of Western Australia, Bayliss Lecture Theatre, Chemistry, G33
Contact Elizabeth Thompson <[email protected]>
Start Tue, 29 Oct 2013 13:00
End Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:00
Submitted by Elizabeth Thompson <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:42
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