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Darwin Correspondence Project

Face of emotion

The Project hosted an event on “The Face of Emotion” as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas in October 2011. Darwin’s work on expression was discussed in the context of current research in artificial intelligence, autism, and neuroscience.

Video or audio is available for the short talks that were given:

Dr Paul White of the Darwin Project on Charles Darwin's work on emotions


Professor Simon Baron-Cohen of the Autism Research Centre on the application of the neuroscience of emotion recognition to developmental disabilities


Professor Peter Robinson of the Cambridge Computer Science Laboratory on emotionally intelligent interfaces


Dr Bhismadev Chakrabarti of the University of Reading on the neuroscience of emotion processing


The event also included a small exhibition of original Darwin material and a hands-on session launching the project's online emotions experiment and related internet resources.