Automatic mimicry reactions as related to differences in emotional empathy

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Abstract

The hypotheses were based on conceiving of automatic mimicking as involved in emotio¬nal empathy. Mimicry reactions (EMG) in high- and low-empathy subjects were studied when subjects were exposed to pictures of angry or happy faces. The degree of corre¬sponden¬ce between subjects’ facial EMG reactions and their self-reported feelings was compared. The comparisons were made at different stimulus exposure times in order to elicit reactions at different levels of information processing. The high-empathy subjects were found to have a higher degree of mimicking behavior than the low-empathy subjects at short exposure times (17 – 40 milliseconds) and they showed a higher correspondence between facial expressions and self-reported feelings.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Marianne Sonnby-Borgström
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Psykologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)433-443
TidskriftScandinavian Journal of Psychology
Volym43
Utgåva nummer5
StatusPublished - 2002
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa