Gilles Kirouac teaches at the University of Laval, Canada, and is also General Director of First Cycle Programmes, an important pedagogical coordination role in the organisation of psychology studies. His main research interests are: facial expression of emotions, the relationship between evolution and human behaviour and the interaction of heredity factors. Notable among his published work are the following: "Les émotions", in M. Richelle, J. Requin & M. Robert, Traité de Psychologie Expérimentale, Vol. 2, Paris, P.U.F., 1994, 3-44; Les émotions. Sillery, Québec, Presses Universitaires du Québec, 1989; "Judgment of facial expression of emotion as function of exposure time”. Perceptual and motor skills 59, 147-150, 1984; "Analyse des confusions dans l'identification des expressions faciales émotionelles: comparaison de deux modalités de judgement." Semiotica, 45, 89-101, 1983.