Vocal expressions of emotion and positive and negative basic emotions [Abstract]
Scott, S., & Sauter, D.
Vocal expressions of emotion and positive and negative basic emotions [Abstract]. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 12
Previous studies have indicated that vocal and facial expressions of the ‘basic’ emotions share aspects of processing. Thus amygdala damage compromises the perception
of fear and anger from the face and from the voice. In the current study we tested the hypothesis that there exist positive basic emotions, expressed mainly in the voice (Ekman, 1992). Vocal stimuli were produced to express the
specific positive emotions of amusement, achievement, pleasure, contentment and relief.