In this survey you will be shown several movement motifs that were created from a video-clip of a person’s movement.
Read and translate these motifs into actual movements. Once you experience the movement, your tasks for each motif are to:
A. Choose which of the following 5 emotions you (1) think and (2) feel is being portrayed: fear, anger, happiness, sadness, or neutral (i.e., no specific emotion is being portrayed);
B. Rate the intensity of the emotion being portrayed in each motif on a scale between 0 and 5, where 0=low intensity/very weak emotion (e.g., slightly angry) and 5= high intensity/very strong emotion (e.g. extremely furious).
If you would like to add any comment regarding your experience in relation to the aim of this study (e.g., the shape motif alone did not elicit any emotion, but once I added effort it made me feel…) you are welcome to add it, but in general, you are not expected to write comments.
Take as much time as you need for moving each motif.
To allow us to collect enough data for a meaningful statistical analysis, we ask that, if possible, you complete 40 motifs. However, any number of motifs that you complete will be appreciated, and if you prefer to skip a certain motif, that is okay too.
For a valid statistical analysis the order in which the motifs are presented to you is important. Thus, we ask that you read/move the motifs and answer the questions in the order they are presented.
To reduce the burden and avoid fatigue, we suggest that you read, move and answer the questions for a few motifs per day over several days. The survey will be open between April 14, 2012 and May 14, 2012, and you will be able to log in, read motifs and answer questions any day during that period.
Please note that if you leave the survey in the middle, you will have to use the same computer and same browser in order to get back to where you have left, when you log in again.
Key to the Motif: The motifs are broadly written to provide the dominant aspects of the movement. While some of the motifs reflect movement from a single video clip, others are distillations of movement essences from several related clips. The motifs were written by different CMAs using a spectrum of approaches to motifing movement. Readers are asked to explore the essential aspects presented by the motifs, rather than attempt to recreate an exact movement.
Written descriptions provide an aid to the reader for unfamiliar symbols.
The written descriptions are done in two different ways: Some provide a general description of the movement essences. In others, where the phrasing is specific, the word description is aligned beside each action, and read with that action, from the bottom up.