Sara Rigutti

Sara Rigutti
University of Trieste | UNITS · Department of Life Sciences

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Recent findings on emotion comparison show a typical pattern of motor reactivity rising from attentional capture. When pairs of emotional faces are presented simultaneously, the most intense emotional face is recognized faster (Emotional Semantic Congruency—ESC effect). Furthermore, a global response speed advantage for emotional pairs with positiv...
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Previous work on the direct speed–intensity association (SIA) on comparative judgement tasks involved spatially distributed responses over spatially distributed stimuli with high motivational significance like facial expressions of emotions. This raises the possibility that the inferred stimulus-driven regulation of lateralized motor reactivity des...
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Recent studies have shown that comfort can be influenced more by psychological processes than from the characteristics of environmental stimulation. This is relevant for different industrial sectors, where comfort is defined only as a function of the intensity of external stimuli. In the present study, we measured physiological and psychological co...
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A common cognitive process in everyday life consists in the comparative judgements of emotions given a pair of facial expressions and the choice of the most positive/negative among them. Results from three experiments on complete-facial expressions (happy/angry) and mixed-facial expressions (neutral/happy-or-angry) pairs viewed with (Experiment 1 a...
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Previous studies show that heart rate variability (HRV) mirrors the state of discomfort induced by different sources of environmental noise. It remains unclear whether HRV is affected by noise levels within the normal living range, and whether it reflects the mood state. We address this issue by evaluating the impact of acoustic noise levels experi...
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The current research aims to study the link between the type of vision experienced in a collaborative immersive virtual environment (active vs. multiple passive), the type of error one looks for during a cooperative multi-user exploration of a design project (affordance vs. perceptual violations), and the type of setting in which multi-user perform...
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Ample evidence attests that social intention, elicited through gestures explicitly signaling a request of communicative intention, affects the patterning of hand movement kinematics. The current study goes beyond the effect of social intention and addresses whether the same action of reaching to grasp an object for placing it in an end target posit...
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Data from the experiment. Two worksheets are included in the file: (1) DATASET_reach_to_grasp, with the relevant kinematics of the reach-to-grasp phase of the movement, and (2) DATASET_lift_to_place, with the relevant kinematics of the lift-to-place phase of the movement. (XLS)
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Pre-test for curriculum vitae selection. Short description of how the four curricula used in the Experiment have been selected experimentally. (DOC)
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Why restricting the study to only male participants? Detailed overview of the reasons behind our choice to include only male participants in the study. (DOC)
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Fantoni & Gerbino (2014) showed that subtle postural shifts associated with reaching can have a strong hedonic impact and affect how actors experience facial expressions of emotion. Using a novel Motor Action Mood Induction Procedure (MAMIP), they found consistent congruency effects in participants who performed a facial emotion identification task...
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Data from the four experiments. Three worksheets are included in the file: (1) RAW_DATASET, with the set of 64 yes/no responses characterizing each individual raw performance; (2) glm values, with individual d′ triplets associated to the three combinations of (N) and (S +N) trials (0–10, 0–20, 0–30% emotion in the morph), for congruent and incongru...
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Searching for information within websites involves electric energy consumption thus determining the carbon footprint of web navigation. This paper proposes a new eco-sustainable approach to website design and evaluation, which aims at minimizing the duration of information search, reducing the carbon footprint of web navigation, and optimizing the...
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In goal-directed web navigation, labels compete for selection: this process often involves knowledge integration and requires selective attention to manage the dizziness of web layouts. Here we ask whether the competition for selection depends on all web navigation options or only on those options that are more likely to be useful for information s...
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Cognitive models of web navigation emphasize the use of a label-following strategy based on the correspondence between the meaning of labels and user information goals. In a previous study we demonstrated that the information-seeking behavior is driven by page layout rather than by semantic cues alone (Rigutti & Gerbino 2004) and suggested that use...
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Although the role of web page layout has been found to affect the Information Seeking Behaviour ISB, cognitive models of web navigation emphasize semantic aspects: the higher the similarity between user's goal and label meaning the easier the selection. We report research demonstrating that ISB is driven by the implicit knowledge of the item to whi...
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Visual search within a web page depends of different strategies, based on semantic and spatial factors. Semantic aspects refer to the similarity between user's goal and label meaning; spatial aspects to label positions expected on the basis of scanning habits. We ran three visual search experiments to show that another strategy is involved; namely,...
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- We examined the consequences of a visualization pattern often chosen by web sites which show textual information within the web pages and the related iconic information within pop-up windows. The information visualization in pop-up windows aims to integrate text and pictures but makes difficult the analysis of both information resources. We condu...
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We investigated readers’ tendency to ignore graphs in textual contents, the effect of graphs’ visibility on recall as well as the spatial contiguity effect of texts and graphs. Eighty subjects read on a computer screen a text with graphs that depicted statistics related to the contents and were tested using a recall questionnaire. The recall perfor...
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The problem of the effectiveness of academic lessons and meeting presentations made available on the web through the usage of software and platforms like Slideshare and Moodle is fundamental for the development of new teaching technologies. We compared the recall and perceived cognitive effort in three groups of undergraduate students following the...
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Educational virtual worlds (EVWs) allow one to circumvent physical, safety, and cost constraints that often affect real-world training and learning scenarios. Virtual humans can improve the effectiveness of an EVW e.g., by explaining and demonstrating to the user procedural tasks and communicating with learners in a natural way by exploiting both v...

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