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Reading Your Mind- Expressions & First Impressions

Step-free access is available, Toilets are fully accessible. There will also be access to a private bar where food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Past event - 2024
13 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.15pm
The Griff , Garrod Building, Turner St,
London E1 2AD
Embark on an illuminating evening that delves into the intricate realm of human emotion intelligence and explores the aesthetic perceptions of different species. Uncover the complexities of detecting emotions based on facial expression and question assumptions about universal recognition. Journey into the world of animal aesthetics, ponder the universality of beauty and what we can learn about human beauty standards from our animal friends. This captivating event transcends boundaries, providing unique insights into emotional expression and the concept of beauty.

Beauty for the beast: how beauty is reflected into animal minds

Dr Elisabetta Versace (Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences)
We may change and refine our aesthetic preferences throughout life, but at the same time some aesthetic judgments seem to emerge spontaneously, without any training. Is this the same for other animals? Do they share our views on “beauty”? Is there any objective criterion on beauty that we can extract based on animals’ views? I will discuss what I have observed in animal research.

How good are you at detecting emotional expressions?

Prof Isabelle Mareschal (Professor in Visual Cognition and Head of Psychology Department)
Most people might think that they are good at assessing other people’s mood or emotions from their facial expressions, and being poor at identifying someone’s emotional state from their facial expressions can be associated with disease. However this idea assumes that all ‘healthy’ people identify emotions in the same way, but there is increasing evidence to suggest that isn’t the case. In this presentation, I will discuss current challenges with judging people’s emotions from their expressions, and will present new methods to move forward.
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