MEMOA: Introducing the Multi-Modal Emotional Memories of Older Adults Database

Deniece S. Nazareth*, Michel-Pierre Jansen, Khiet P. Truong, Gerben J. Westerhof, Dirk Heylen

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Abstract

In order to contribute to the need of spontaneous multi-modal affective databases for the automatic recognition of emotions in older adults, this paper presents a novel Dutch multi-modal database consisting of emotional memories of older adults. The data consists of positive and negative memories of older adults eliciting through two emotion reliving tasks: autobiographical memory recall in the first session and life story books to discuss these memories in depth in the second session. Data collection was carried out at the participants' home or at a place comfortable to them. Audio was recorded for the first session whereas audio, video and physiological data were recorded for the second session. As this database introduces a novel way of using autobiographical memories to study emotional expressions in older adults, a first step of the complex coding of emotions is presented in this paper. We reflect on the challenges encountered in the database and propose ways to address these issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages697
Number of pages703
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-3888-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-3889-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2019 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20196 Sep 2019
Conference number: 8
http://acii-conf.org/2019/

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII)
PublisherIEEE
Volume2013
ISSN (Print)2156-8103
ISSN (Electronic)2156-8111

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2019
Abbreviated titleACII
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period3/09/196/09/19
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Keywords

  • Aged
  • Emotions
  • Older adults
  • Spontaneous
  • Database
  • Annotation
  • Autobiographical memory recall
  • Life events
  • Valence
  • Multi-modal

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Nazareth, D. S., Jansen, M-P., Truong, K. P., Westerhof, G. J., & Heylen, D. (2019). MEMOA: Introducing the Multi-Modal Emotional Memories of Older Adults Database. In 2019 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII) (pp. 697). (International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII); Vol. 2013). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACII.2019.8925462