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Affective imaging: psychological and physiological reactions to individually chosen images
Author(s): Elena A. Fedorovskaya; Paige Miller; Girish Prabhu; Cecelia Horwitz; Tomasz Matraszek; Peter Parks; Richard Blazey; Serguei Endrikhovski
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Paper Abstract

In a series of experiments, observers' cognitive and psychophysiological responses to pictorial stimuli were evaluated. In the first experiment, subjects were viewing a set of randomly presented images. After each image presentation, they rates every image on a number of cognitive scales. In the second experiment, images producing certain physiological effects - deactivating, neutral, or activating - were individually selected based on the results of the first experiment and shown to the subjects again. Psychophysiological measurements included electrocardiogram, hand temperature, muscle tension, eye movements, blood oxygen, respiration, and galvanic skin response. Our result indicate that images produced significant emotional changes based on verbal and physiological assessment. The changes were in agreement with the predictions derived from the metric that we developed in a number of cases that exceeded the change level. The direction of changes corresponded to previous findings reported elsewhere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4299, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI, (8 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429524
Show Author Affiliations
Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Paige Miller, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Girish Prabhu, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Cecelia Horwitz, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Tomasz Matraszek, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Peter Parks, Menninger Clinic (United States)
Richard Blazey, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Serguei Endrikhovski, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4299:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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