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The Facial Language Research Laboratory is engaged in multidisciplinary research focusing on

facial expressions‘ language. We are interested in how facial movement information acquires

semantic meaning and what are the complex processes of constructing meaning from continuous

sequences of facial movements.

Our core hypothesis is that the language of facial expressions consists of nonverbal units of facial

movements with semantic meaning (face words), bounded by a set of syntactic constraints

analogous to spoken language.

The lab incorporates cognitive and behavioral theories that describe the dynamic nature of human interaction, combined with computational models such as natural language processing (NLP) frameworks, advanced machine learning techniques, and general-level computer vision models.

The members of the lab and the researchers we collaborate with come from diverse backgrounds,

including psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and machine learning.

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