What do facial expressions convey: For example, recognising sadness in another person can lead to comforting behaviour, which is important for bonding and nurturing roles. Gamma distribution in combination with log error function was specified for the response latencies. Sex, sexual orientation, and identification of positive and negative facial affect. Recognition of facial expressions of emotion is related to their frequency in everyday life.
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Women 'better at picking up on emotions than men'
Previously, other researchers have suggested that autism and Asperger's syndrome are an extreme in male interpersonal behaviour characterized by impaired empathy and enhanced systematizing. Peter James Hills, Editor. Is there an observer sex difference? It was further hypothesised that the female advantage would be evident across all the intensity levels based on unbiased hit rates. These authors investigated sex differences in facial emotion recognition based on accuracy of response and response latencies.