Automatic blush detection in ‘concealed information’ test using visual stimuli

Yue, Shigang and Harmer, Karl and Guo, Kun and Adams, Karen and Hunter, Andrew (2014) Automatic blush detection in ‘concealed information’ test using visual stimuli. International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management, 6 (2). pp. 187-201. ISSN 1759-1163

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Blushing has been identified as an indicator of deception, shame, anxiety and embarrassment. Although normally associated with the skin coloration of the face, a blush response also affects skin surface temperature. In this paper, an approach to detect a blush response automatically is presented using the Argus P7225 thermal camera from e2v. The algorithm was tested on a sample population of 51 subjects, while using visual stimuli to elicit a response, and achieved recognition rates of ~77% TPR and ~60% TNR, indicating a thermal image sensor is the prospective device to pick up subtle temperature change synchronised with stimuli.

Keywords:blush detection, thermal image, psychophysiology, deception, visual cues, temperature change, NotOAChecked
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:08 Aug 2014 17:48

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