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Summer 8-11-2021


Covid-19, face recognition, facial expressions


The face is the most important and informative source for non-verbal communication in social life. COVID-19 has deeply affected our non-verbal communication due to wearing a mask covering a major part of the face. In accordance with this, 2 research studies show that wearing a mask negatively affects face recognition, including face identification and emotion reading. It can be concluded that wearing a mask makes harder our daily social conversations due to concealing the rest of the face.


Communication Sciences and Disorders | Medicine and Health Sciences


Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
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This work has been created with support from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright - English for Graduate Students Program.

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