One of the main findings of cognitive sciences is that automatic processes of which we are unaware shape, to a significant extent, our perception of the environment. The phenomenon applies not only to the real world, but also to multimedia data we consume every day. Whenever we look at pictures, watch a video or listen to audio recordings,vour conscious attention efforts focus on the observable content, but our cognition spontaneously perceives intentions, beliefs, values, attitudes and other constructs that, while being outside of our conscious awareness, still shape our reactions and behavior. So far, multimedia technologies have neglected such a phenomenon to a large extent. These papers argue that taking into account cognitive effects is possible and it can also improve multimedia approaches. As a supporting proof-of-concept, the papers show not only that there are visual patterns correlated with the personality traits of 300 Flickr users to a statistically significant extent, but also that the personality traits (both self-assessed and attributed by others) of those users can be inferred from the images these latter post as "favourite".
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|C. Segalin, D.S. Cheng, M. Cristani Social profiling through image understanding: Personality inference using convolutional neural networks Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 2016 pdf|
|C. Segalin, A. Perina, M. Cristani, A. Vinciarelli The Pictures we Like are our Image: Continuous Mapping of Favorite Pictures into Self-Assessed and Attributed Personality Traits IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 2016 pdf|
|M. Cristani, A. Vinciarelli, C. Segalin and A. Perina Unveiling the multimedia unconscious: Implicit cognitive processes and multimedia content analysis Proceedings of the 21st ACM international conference on Multimedia, 2013, pp. 213–222. pdf, slides|