Prof Kun Guo, University of Lincoln, College of Social Science, School of Psychology UoL CoSS Research

Common facial expressions of emotion have distinctive patterns of facial muscle movements that are culturally similar among humans, and perceiving these expressions is associated with stereotypical gaze allocation at local facial regions that are characteristic for each expression, such as eyes in angry faces. It is, however, unclear to what extent this ‘universality’ view can be extended to process heterospecific facial expressions, and how ‘social learning’ process contributes to heterospecific expression perception.

University of Lincoln, College of Social Science Research

Kun Guo, University of Lincoln, School of Psychology

Zhihan Li, Beijing Normal University

Yin Yan, Beijing Normal University

Wu Li, Beijing Normal University