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free database available for researchers all around the world!

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What is Emotional Face Database?

Emotional Face Database is a set of images displaying seven different facial emotional expressions (neutral, happy, sad, angry, disgusted, fearful and surprised). All images have been taken under the constant situation of lighting and camera set up from 41 individuals (26 men and 15 women in the age between 18-35).


The database has been validated through an online framework by more than 400 people until today. The framework is still online and you can participate in database validation via Face Database Validation Framework (in Farsi). The English version of the framework is now online and accessible via Face Database Validation Framework (in English). The first validation phase started in September 2018 and we received supervised scores from more than 400 individuals. Each image has been rated up to seven times. You can download the scores obtained from validation via Final Scores. In addition, we'll add another file based on new scores which will be updated frequently.

How to use Emotional Face Database?

The database is freely available for scientific research. To access the full database, you need to first register with your academic email in database section and send us a scanned signed copy of EFD Statement of Use to info@e-face.ir. Without a user account, you can only view public demo images. Visit the database section for more information. If you decide to use our database for your research, please cite Emotional Face Database as Heydari, F., Yoonessi, A. (2019, August 19). Emotional Face Database. Retrieved from http://e-face.ir/.

Partners and Copyrights

The database produced by neurocognitive computing lab in The School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2018 and officially published in August 2019.
Copyright: Neurocognitive Computing Lab, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


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Meet The Team

Faeze Heydari


Faeze Heydari

Researcher, Institute for Cognitive Science Studies and Neurocognitive Computing Lab, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Ali Yoonessi


Ali Yoonessi

Assistant Professor, Head of Neurocognitive Computing Lab, Department of Neuroscience, Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Neurocognitive Computing Lab

The Neurocognitive Computing lab team consists of an interdisciplinary group of researchers in the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. The lab is devoted to basic and applied science and uses behavioral, computational and physiological methods to study human cognition, behavior and the relationship between mental and brain processes.

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