What do we feel about archetypes : self-reports and physiological signals

H.M. Chang, L. Ivonin, M. Diaz, A. Català, W. Chen, G.W.M. Rauterberg

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    In research on emotion, presenting affective stimuli has been believed to be an effective and reliable technique for emotion elicitation. Instead of collecting stimuli for predefined emotions, we propose to develop stimuli based on their symbolic meanings. We adopted archetypal symbolism as a standard to edit eight movie clips of archetypes as a new set of affective stimuli. These stimuli were used in an experiment for emotion elicitation. Participants’ emotional responses toward these stimuli of archetypes were measured by the self-report technique and the physiological measurement. The results of linear discriminant analysis show that physiological measurement is more robust than the self-report techniques in recognizing emotions toward stimuli of archetypes. However, it is still unclear which technique reflects the ground truth of human emotion. We discuss alternative implications of these results, and provide more research questions for future studies on emotion recognition and model development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st European Signal Processing Conference, 9-13 September 2013, Marrakech, Marokko
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event21st European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2013 - Palais des Congres, Marrakech, Morocco
    Duration: 9 Sep 201313 Sep 2013
    Conference number: 21


    Conference21st European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2013
    Abbreviated titleEUSIPCO 2013
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