Visual perception of social signals ‘emoji’ by adolescents in the process of alternative communication

Vol. 30 Iss. 2 pp. 3949 | St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work | ISSN: 1993-8101


The research described in this article is aimed at studying the specifics of the visual perception of social signals in the process of alternative communication among adolescents. Social signals in the framework of this study are emotions that are transmitted using ‘emoji’ (a method of alternative communication on the social networks) and photographs of people. A comparative analysis of the features of visual perception of ‘emoji’ and real people (from photographs) reflecting basic emotions was carried out by registering eye movement on the eye tracker (indicators of viewing time, number of views and number of eye fixations were recorded).


emoji, alternative communication, adolescents, visual perception


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