Action Perception Laboratory



Research funded by ERSC (along with various other organisations)


Action Database

Description: A database of whole-body action videos for the study of action, emotion, untrustworthiness, identity, and gender.

The database contains action videos consisting of multiple actions performed by multiple actors conveying different emotions and filmed from 3 viewpoints in both 2D and 3D.

Actors 29 (19 females, 10 males)

Actions 6 (walking left, sitting, picking up box, placing box, jumping, standing and acting)

Emotions 5 (happy, sad, angry, fearful, untrustworthy)

Filmed from: 0 degrees in 3D, -45 degrees in 2D, +45 degrees in 2D

Duration: 3 seconds lead in time, action duration 4 seconds


If you use the database in your research please cite:

download paperKeefe, B.D., Villing, M., Racey, C., Strong, S.M., Wincenciak, J., Barraclough, N.E. (2014) A database of whole-body action videos for the study of action, emotion and untrustworthiness trustworthiness discrimination. Behavior Research Methods doi:10.3758/s13428-013-0439-6


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