Dataset supporting the paper: Anxiety Biases Audiovisual Processing of Social Signals

This dataset includes data on behavioural outcomes for the audiovisual emotion recognition tasks used in the publication, "Anxiety Biases Audiovisual Processing of Social Signals". In this study the authors investigated perception of happy and angry emotions within unimodal (audio- and visual-only), congruent and incongruent audiovisual displays in healthy adults with higher and lower levels of trait anxiety. The data is organised to facilitate replication of the ANCOVA analyses carried out in the aforementioned study. Data included in this dataset has already been pre-processed (i.e., univariate outliers have already been identified and dealt with).

Keywords:
Emotion recognition accuracy, Multisensory processing, Anxiety, Autistic Traits, Reaction times
Subjects:
Psychology

Cite this dataset as:
Heffer, N., 2021. Dataset supporting the paper: Anxiety Biases Audiovisual Processing of Social Signals. Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00897.

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Crossmodal Interference.xlsx
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Multisensory Gain.xlsx
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Participant Demographics.xlsx
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Response Bias.xlsx
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Unimodal Performance … Task.xlsx
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Unimodal Performance … Task.xlsx
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Creators

Naomi Heffer
University of Bath

Contributors

Karin Petrini
Supervisor
University of Bath

Chris Ashwin
Supervisor
University of Bath

Anke Karl
Supervisor
University of Exeter

Crescent Jicol
Project Member
University of Bath

University of Bath
Rights Holder

Documentation

Data collection method:

This dataset contains data for behavioural outcomes from two audiovisual emotion recognition tasks involving three different types of emotional stimuli. Participants were asked to categorise emotion for three types of stimuli: (1) dynamic faces and voices, (2) point-light displays showing the body motion of two interacting agents and corresponding dialogues, and (3) circles and tones varying in brightness and pitch. For each of the three stimulus types participants completed two separate tasks where they had to identify whether stimuli were happy or angry from unimodal (audio- and visual-only), congruent and incongruent audiovisual displays. The ‘Directed Attention Task’ aimed at examining the impact of anxiety on crossmodal interference by requiring participants to base their judgements exclusively on information from one modality (either audio or visual) while ignoring any concurrently presented information from the other modality. The ‘Undirected Attention Task’ did not require participants to focus their judgements on information from a particular modality, as they responded based on their ‘overall impression’ of the emotional content of the stimuli.

Data processing and preparation activities:

All the data in this dataset has been anonymised prior to sharing. Univariate outliers were identified as datapoints lying more than +/- 3 median absolute deviations from the median value. Outliers have been winsorized prior to sharing (i.e. replaced with the next most extreme non-outlier value in the dataset).

Additional information:

Information on the layout of the data has been provided in the README sheet in each Excel spreadsheet file.

Funders

Medical Research Council (MRC)
https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000265

Examining the link between multisensory and socio-emotional processing in anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder
2110628

Publication details

Publication date: 5 May 2021
by: University of Bath

Version: 1

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00897

URL for this record: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/897

Related papers and books

Heffer, N., Karl, A., Jicol, C., Ashwin, C. and Petrini, K., 2021. Anxiety Biases Audiovisual Processing of Social Signals. Behavioural Brain Research, p.113346. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2021.113346.

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Naomi Heffer

Departments:

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Psychology