Darwins Emotion Experiment, crowdsourced 2011-Edition

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Die Uni Cambridge wiederholt Charles Darwins 1868er Experiment, in dem er Leuten Bilder von Menschen zeigte, deren Gesichtszüge durch Elektroschocks verformt wurden. Man sollte daraufhin angeben, welche Emotionen der Gesichtsausdruck wohl darstellen sollte. Jetzt zeigen sie dieselben Bilder und führen quasi ein crowdsourced Experiment durch.

Between March and November 1868, while Darwin was researching his book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, he showed a succession of visitors a set of photographs of human faces, some with the muscles artificially contracted by electric probes, and asked them what emotion they thought the photographs conveyed. Darwin’s research has striking parallels with contemporary facial recognition experiments.

We have recreated Darwin’s expression experiment online, using 21st century techniques to study many of the same problems that Darwin was interested in, using the same photographs Darwin used more than 100 years ago.

Darwin’s emotion experiment, hier ein Artikel der BBC dazu: Crowdsourcing Darwin's experiment on human emotions. Darwins Buch The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals gibt's bei Gutenberg.org und die Bildtafeln daraus gibt's auf Flickr (via MeFi).

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