I seem to recall reading an article some number of years ago on a study or set of studies that examined the impact that a story has on the interpretation of facial expressions.

Something along the line of where different participants are told different stories about an event and then shown a picture of a facial expression and asked to describe what the person in the picture is feeling. The study, as I vaguely recall it, examined how the interpretation of the facial expression changed based on the different stories given.

Does this ring a bell? My Google searches are turning up related topics but not this specifically. I am not especially knowledgeable of the subject matter, which is hindering my ability to form a useful search, and I'd like to read more about it.

If there is a name for this effect, assuming there is such an effect, it would help me considerably in finding information on it.

I would very much appreciate your consideration and suggestions. Thank you.


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