Walking speed and expression of emotion


Walking speed changes when emotions are expressed. With high arousal emotions like anger and joy, walking speeds up, and with sadness, walking slows down. In this series of experiments, we investigate which aspects of body movement are related to walking speed, and which depend on emotional expression. We elicit different emotions and manipulate walking speeds using video and virtual representations of the body to study the effect of walking speed on emotional expression.

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