Evaluation of Two-Dimensional Space of Human Sensibility Mutation by IAPS

IAPS 사진을 이용한 이차원 공간의 감성 변화 평가

  • 민병찬 (국립한밭대학교 산업경영공학과) ;
  • 정순철 (건국대학교 의과대학 의학공학부) ;
  • 강인형 (한국표준과학연구원 인간정보그룹) ;
  • 최지연 (한국표준과학연구원 인간정보그룹) ;
  • 김철중 (한국표준과학연구원 인간정보그룹)
  • Published : 2003.06.01


Tn the present study, 9 photographs from the International Affective Picture System (IAPS) judged to express best 2-dimensional sensibility were selected and used to stimulate the subjects. The goal of the study lay in verifying whether or not the consequent affective changes in the subjects can be discriminated psychologically and physiologically in terms of arousal and relaxation. In order to determine affective changes, the physiological signals of the subjects' autonomic nervous system were measured through electrocardiogram (ECG) , galvanic skin response (GSR), skin temperature, and respiration. After stimulation and measurement, subjective evaluation was conducted. Subjective evaluation revealed that affective arousal level could be classified into 4 consecutive stages: arousal 〉 unpleasant arousal, pleasant arousal 〉 comfort 〉 relaxation. Analysis revealed that the responses of the autonomic nervous system, too, could be classified into 3 consecutive stages: arousal, unpleasant arousal, pleasant arousal 〉 comfort 〉 relaxation. By selecting and using 9 photographs from the IAPS deemed best to express Koreans'2-dimensional sensibility, the present study confirmed that it is possible to discriminate changes in the subjects' affective arousal level in terms of arousal and relaxation through psychological and physiological evaluation.