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A Facial Expression of Pax: What Children's Recognition of Nonsense Expressions Can Tell Us About Emotion Knowledge
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: JO 4.306


The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences welcomes Dr. Nicole Nelson, Postdoctoral fellow from Brock University will speak on

February 12th, 2014 1:00-2:00pm

Nicole Nelson, PhD Research Interests:

I am interested in determining how children come to make sense of the variety of emotional expressions they see in their daily lives. In my graduate work, I found that children as young as preschool-aged were able to use the facial, postural and vocal expressions they encounter to attribute emotions to others. Currently, I am using eye tracking data to determine which visual cues (e.g. facial expressions, posture) children and adults attend to when trying to decide how another person is feeling. I am also examining the process by which children learn about expressions they are unfamiliar with and whether children's tendency to mimic others' emotional expressions benefits their later recognition of those expressions

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