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Emotion on board

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Abstract

Emotion is on board from first. Fetal facial expressions change strikingly fast,thus indicating that they are actively practiced before birth. What for? Arewe wired to express our emotions and to resonate to others’? Blank faces ornon contingent faces cause disturbance early on life. When mother does notrespond contingently to her 2-month-old, the infant mood turns to negativeexpression. Children with autism, even low-functioning ones, try to reconnectwith a still person. Children track preferentially core expressive features, evenif those features are generated by a robot. Our EEG studies with adults indicatethat emotion is captured regardless of the vehicle (human or robotic stimuli).This suggests that emotional development leads to decipher emotional signalsbeyond faces.

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