Dr. John Habershon’s Emotions Reader – available for iPhone, Mac, and iPad –
This interactive book is a learning tool designed for those on the autism spectrum, but is useful for anyone who wishes to sharpen their abilities in reading facial expressions.
It features twenty-eight video clips of real emotions being displayed. Each is accompanied by still images and a detailed description. The examples have been chosen because they are recognizable and not too difficult to interpret.
Students are asked to watch the video – first in real time, then in slow motion – and to identify three actions which occur in the few seconds in which the emotion is being displayed. This may be movements of the head, or a crinkling around the eyes, or a tightly closed mouth. Students are given six options and asked to identify three key actions.
Reading Emotions, by Dr. John Habershon
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
The most comprehensive collection of subtle expressions of emotion, featuring real people expressing real emotions, from glee to embarrassment, from distress to enjoyment.
Consists of fifty-five examples of subtle emotions, taken from in-depth interviews on topics as wide as favourite brands, responses to new concepts and stressful events such as bereavement.
– each short video clip is shown first in real time, then in slow motion.
– each clip broken down into numbered stills which can be swiped through
– accompanied by detailed notes on changes to the face and body language
Here’s where you can download the new Reading Emotions App on Dr. Habershon’s website.
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