Making a simple test
What do we need for a simple Emotion test program?

It seems to me that we have to gather material in different categories:

Places
Transportation
People
Animals
Colors
Symbols
Specialities


to start with. We can always add more categories if we want.

Most simple is perhaps to start with one category and put all the gathered material in there, later we can differentiate. The advantage of categories is that in the end a category can come forward as the cause of "good or bad" responses and not a specific member of that category.

Then we need a response set, perhaps more alternatives than in the Cognition approach.

We must have a program to rehearse the new response set.

A program to do the test.

How will this test program look like?
we have to present elements from the catgories we selected
followed by a member of the response set and then register the response given: was it correct or not. And remember the combination of pictures with this answer. So that we can find back what first picture or category caused very strong or negative responses.
We must be able to influence presentation times.

It would be a good thing that we can print or download the results.
Here lies a problem for me with internet programming but not for home programs.

Then what the categories consist of, we must keep secret until after performing the test.

The pictures in the response set can be shown:









It feels a bit restricted too much Cognition Approach? Lets open this side and be freeer with it, so more unique alternatives.

This freedom has also its limitations:
Because in the Emotion approach the items choosen for the response set can be traumatic for the viewer. Beware of this phenomenon.

And in general: we can trigger traumatic events in human beings and the consequence can be that this person becomes totally imbalanced or disoriented. We cannot run away, we can but we must realize that a person in distress can do extreme things, beware of this too.


Lets try to make a simple script for the detection of hidden fears such as the fear of certain animals, certain places.

What do we need?
a background
look at a theater when the curtains are openend and the lights are still out, darkness. We look in the depths of our soul what is comming towards us? Is it something I am afraid of, then I close my eyes or run away. Is it something that is dear to me, then I open my eyes wider and want to come closer. When it is neither nor then I wait for something more interesting.

These are all normal controlable feelings but we must be aware of the extremes of this where a person can flip out or lose control.

And this is complicated because we don't know what is traumatic for this particular person, so a word, a gesture, a memory can trigger something dramatic.

We can not prevent this but we can be aware of it.


So first script:
a background
then something comming out of this background
then perhaps a grey field to relax
and then one of the pictures of the reponse set
 
Is it wise to use a grey field to relax?
It could be wise when something dramatic is triggered, the
the emotion is a bit tempered before the second picture arrives.
In mild situations we can leave the grey field out

So lets leave this grey field out:
a background
then something comming out of this background
and then one of the pictures of the reponse set

How does our response set looks like?



I visited a good friend and she
was hysterical about a mouse in the house
nothing could calm her down.
So I bought a mousetrap and caught the mouse.

Another friend suggested to use  virtual reality glasses for
this kind of research.

This mouse brings the following:
a static picture of a mouse is perhaps less frigthening then a short film of a mouse that is moving.
In the above left example the three mouse pictures are exposed 150 milliseconds each.
In the second example first picture 50 ms second picture 100 ms and third picture 150 ms.
Third example 50 ms, 50 ms ,50 ms

Can we introduce very short moving animals as first event?