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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2012 Vol.13 No.3 P.221-230

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.B1100063


Effects of the duration of expressions on the recognition of microexpressions


Author(s):  Xun-bing Shen, Qi Wu, Xiao-lan Fu

Affiliation(s):  State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China

Corresponding email(s):   fuxl@psych.ac.cn

Key Words:  Duration of expressions, Microexpressions, Microexpression training tool (METT)


Xun-bing Shen, Qi Wu, Xiao-lan Fu. Effects of the duration of expressions on the recognition of microexpressions[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2012, 13(3): 221-230.

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Abstract: 
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the duration of expressions on the recognition of microexpressions, which are closely related to deception. Methods: In two experiments, participants were briefly (from 20 to 300 ms) shown one of six basic expressions and then were asked to identify the expression. Results: The results showed that the participants’ performance in recognition of microexpressions increased with the duration of the expressions, reaching a turning point at 200 ms before levelling off. The results also indicated that practice could improve the participants’ performance. Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that the proper upper limit of the duration of microexpressions might be around 1/5 of a second and confirmed that the ability to recognize microexpressions can be enhanced with practice.

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