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Measures the ability to detect emotion intensity. The subject is presented with pairs of faces. The MEDF presents a pair of faces and asks the participant to click the button labeled “This Face” below the face that is showing more emotion (anger, fear, happiness, sadness , or the central button labeled “Equal” if both faces are showing equal emotion. The stimuli are created using software to morph faces into differing intensities of emotion. For example, a 50 morph will be a 50 morph between a neutral face and the same identity expressing the target emotion. There are 36 trials in total, divided into happy, sad, angry, and fearful faces. Of the 36 trials, 4 show no emotional difference. The remaining 32 trials have emotion differentials in increments of 10 ranging from 10 - 60 , distributed more heavily toward 30 and 40 items. Trials are presented in random order, and the test is a forced-choice task with no time limit per trial. After the subject answers one trial, the test automatically moves to the next trial. Response time is recorded for each trial.

Synonyms: MEDF36, Measured EMODIFF, Morphed EMODIFF
Definition contributed by ABonilla about one year ago

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