Donnerstag, 08. Juni 2017, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

Event: The art and science of facial expressions

Special guest: Arthur Elsenaar

Hörsaal G - Fakultät für Psychologie (Liebiggasse 5, 1010 Wien, 2. Stock, linke Stiege)
Liebigasse 5, 1010 Wien


The performance of the artist Arthur Elsenaar’s, who explores the anatomical landscape and artistic potential of human facial movements, will be of great interest both to artists and to scientists who study the perception and production of facial expressions, as well as the role of facial feedback for emotion recognition and emotion formation.

In addition, Sebastian Korb and Gernot Gerger, both researchers at the faculty of psychology, will present the theoretical and empirical scientific context, focusing on the study of facial expression with electromyography (EMG), and the role of facial feedback for the formation of our own emotions and for the recognition of other people’s emotions.




17:00 What the face reveals – felt emotions and sensorimotor simulation

Sebastian Korb (CSN-Unit, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria)


17:10 Facing art - Empathy for art as measured by facial EMG

Gernot Gerger (EVA Lab, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria)


17:20 Perfect Paul: On Freedom of Facial Expression

Arthur Elsenaar (Artist/ The ArtScience Interfaculty, Univerity of the Arts The Hague: the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire, The Netherlands)


17:50 Questions and Discussion


Dr. Sebastian Korb, MSc und Dr. Michael Forster


Abla Marie-José Bedi
Institut für Psycholgogische Grundlagenforschung und Forschungsmethoden