The study was led by Dr. Hillel Aviezer of the Psychology Department of the
Hebrew University, together with Dr. Yaacov Trope of New York University and
Dr. Alexander Todorov of Princeton University.
In setting out to test the perception of highly intense faces, the researchers
presented test groups with photos of dozens of highly intense facial expressions
in a variety of real-life emotional situations. For example, in one study they
compared emotional expressions of professional tennis players winning or
losing a point. [...]
To pinpoint how people recognize such images, Aviezer and his colleagues
showed different versions of the pictures to three groups of participants:
I Observe a função dos sinais de pontuação no texto, como, por exemplo, os
dois-pontos e as aspas.
1) the full picture with the face and body; 2) the body with the face removed;
and 3) the face with the body removed. Remarkably, participants could easily
tell apart the losers from winners when they rated the full picture or the body
alone, but they were at chance level when rating the face alone. [...]
H Busque sempre identificar a que elemento o pronome se refere para
compreender como as ideias se relacionam em um texto.
"From a practical-clinical perspective, the results may help researchers
understand how body/face expressions interact during emotional situations. For
example, individuals with autism may fail to recognize facial expressions, but
perhaps if trained to process important body cues, their performance may
significantly improve", says Aviezer.
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dicas de estratégias de leitura sugeridas.
1. |n your opinion, is it possible to guess other people's feelings by observing
their facial expressions?
2. What kinds of information do you expect to find in a text aimed at
disseminating new scientific findings to the general public?
a. the name(s) of the researcher(s)
b. the name(s) of the research center(s)
c. the name(s) of the research participant(s)
d. a brief description of the research procedures
e. a summary of the research findings
f. possible contributions to society
g. a detailed description of materials and methods
Suggested answers. a, b, d, e, f
Atenção professor: Ao corrigir o exercício 2, comente com os alunos que é
prática comum não mencionar o nome de participantes de pesquisas por
razões éticas, a fim de preservar sua privacidade. Comente também que um
texto de divulgação científica para o público em geral não costuma apresentar
uma descrição detalhada de materiais e métodos empregados. Esse tipo de
informação é necessário em textos acadêmicos, escritos para a comunidade
científica. Fim da observação.
3. Who are the researchers mentioned in the text? Where do they work?
Resposta: Dr. Hillel Aviezer of the Psychology Department of the Hebrew
University, Dr. Yaacov Trope of New York University and Dr. Alexander
Todorov of Princeton University.
a. possible contributions to society
b. a summary of the research findings
c. a brief description of the research procedures
5. What reveals our feelings more easily: our facial expressions or our body
can help you!
Resposta: Our body language.