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Click here to download the MaqFACS manual.
To use the system you need to take a test after training. This ensures that all users are coding in the same way, and so maintains the standardisation of the system.
To access the MaqFACS Test clips click here. Please contact us for the passwords.
Please notice that you can attempt the MaqFACS Test several times if you don't pass initially. For each additional attempt, however, you may need to wait for several weeks to receive your scores, especially during busy periods. It is also important that the trainee takes enough time to revise the Manual before a second attempt.
After becoming MaqFACS certified, the coder will be able to reliably code facial movements in videos and pictures of macaques. High quality close-ups of the face should ideally be recorded and pictures must be compared with the neutral face of each macaque, accounting for individual variation. Depending on the purpose of coding, two or more cameras should be used in synchrony (e.g. one camera zoomed in on the face and other camera recording body and context behaviours).
The MaqFACS can be applied to investigate communication and emotion in macaques through the analyses of the individual facial behaviour.
The MaqFACS system can be used to investigate facial movements in rhesus macaques, Barbary macaques, and crested macaques.
MaqFACS was developed thanks to the joint effort of:
This project was supported by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.
This investigation was supported by RR-00165 from the NIH/NCRR to the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and R03-MH082282 to L.A. Parr. The Yerkes National Primate Research Center is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.
Thanks to Dr. Andy Fuglevand and Dr.Fumihiro Kano for assistance with the development of the MaqFACS manual, and Ryan Huang and Prisca Zimmerman for assistance with video editing.