Emotional synchrony and covariation of behavioral/physiological reactions between interlocutors

Yoshiko Arimoto, Kazuo Okanoya

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Abstract

Covariation of behavioral/physiological reactions may cause emotional synchrony between interlocutors. Based on this assumption, this paper investigated (1) how emotions between the interlocutors are synchronized during a dialog and (2) what types of behavioral or physiological reactions correlate with each other. Speaker's verbal and non-verbal emotional behavior (vocal/facial) and physiological responses (heart rate/skin conductance) were recorded when they engaged in competitive/cooperative tasks. After recording, the speakers annotated their own and their interlocutor's emotional states (arousal/valence/positivity). An analysis of variance test with correlation coefficients between emotional states suggested that male speakers were less emotionally synchronized than female speakers in the competitive dialog. It also suggested that they believed that their emotions would have been more synchronized with each other than they actually were. Moreover, the results of the correlation tests revealed that the behavioral or physiological reactions of most of the pairs in the same dialog were positively correlated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOriental COCOSDA 2014 - 17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment / CASLRE (Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479970940
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Feb 27
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment, Oriental COCOSDA 2014 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 2014 Sep 102014 Sep 12

Other

Other17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment, Oriental COCOSDA 2014
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period14/9/1014/9/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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    Arimoto, Y., & Okanoya, K. (2014). Emotional synchrony and covariation of behavioral/physiological reactions between interlocutors. In Oriental COCOSDA 2014 - 17th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment / CASLRE (Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation) [7051428] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSDA.2014.7051428