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Subjects were given seven scenario/interpretation sets. The order of the video presentations of the different interpretations was chosen randomly, but once chosen remained constant throughout the study. The ordering was the same for both the computer presentations and the human-actor presentations. The presentation of each interpretation was numbered, and subjects were instructed to write down that number next to the ``best'' interpretation. The number of presentations was the same as the number of interpretations, resulting in a one-to-one mapping. The order in which the scenarios were presented to each group of subjects varied only slightly. For the computer presentations, cycles of three presentation modes (face only; face, and inflection; face, inflection, and music) were repeated through the entire set of scenarios (e.g., music appeared once every three presentations).

Clark Elliott
Fri Feb 28 20:34:25 EST 1997