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Darwin Correspondence Project

Emotion Experiment

External links

Reuters report on the experiment

Find out more about Peter Robinson’s team and their research into emotionally intelligent interfaces:

and about Simon Baron-Cohen’s research into recognition of emotions at the Autism Research Centre

Further reading

  • Darwin, Charles. 1872. The expression of the emotions in man and animals. London: John Murray. 1872. (Read online)
  • Duchenne, Guillaume Benjamin Amand. 1862. Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine, ou analyse électro-physiologique de l’expression des passions. 1 vol. and “Atlas” of plates. Paris: Ve Jules Renouard, Libraire. (Read Darwin’s copy of the book and see the second edition ofthe album of photographs online)
  • Ekman, Paul. 1998. Introduction, afterword, and commentary to the third edition of The expression of the emotions in man and animals, by Charles Darwin. London: HarperCollins Publishers.
  • Prodger, Phillip. 2009. Darwin’s camera: art and photography in the theory of evolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Snyder, Peter J., Rebecca Kaufman, John Harrison, Paul Maruff. 2010. Charles Darwin’s emotional expression “experiment” and his contribution to modern neuropathy.Journal of the the Neurosciences, 19: 158–70.