Body motion provides rich emotional information. For example, just by watching people walking, we can usually say how they feel. Behavioural studies indicate that children’s ability of processing emotional information from body movement improves with age, although less is known about the neurocognitive processes driving this development. The aim of our project is to elucidate these neurocognitive processes in 3- to 7-years-old children by using behavioral and brain imaging methods. One of the studies we are currently working on presents children video recordings of emotional body movements together with emotional words, while brain activity is recorded using electroencephalography (EEG).
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