The Bochum Emotional Stimulus Set (BESST)

Here you can download the BESST stimuli and validation data. Please use the following reference when you cite the BESST:
Thoma P., Soria Bauser D., Suchan B. (2012).

The Bochum Emotional Stimulus Set (BESST) - A pilot validation study of a stimulus set containing bodies and faces from frontal and averted view.

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Body Stimulus Set zip Datei (39MB)

Face Stimulus Set zip Datei (35MB)











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