- 早稲田大学人間科学研究 (ISSN:09160396)
- vol.8, no.1, pp.61-73, 1995-03-25
There are so many factors that have effects on facial recognition. We used three kinds of "Noh" masks, "Masu", "Chuujou", and "Fukai", to investigate the effects on facial recognition by changes in the shaddow of view of the masks. This study investigated two points, the relation between the shaddow of the face of "Noh" masks and the selection of emotional categories on facial recognition; and changes of impressions of the "Noh" mask due to changes in the shaddow of the mask. The results of ANOVA showed statistically significant differences in conditions of the shaddow and the kind of "Noh" masks. The selection of emotional categories and the changes of impression on each "Noh" mask depends not only on the shaddow, but on the combination of the kinds and the shaddow of view of the "Noh" mask. In the case of masks having some features in the facial shapel (e.g. a dimple, wrinkles), the features have effects on the selection of emotional categories and impressions of the "Noh" mask.