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Facial Expressions

Here's Why The 'Angry Face' Looks The Same All Over The World

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.29.2014 | Science

When we get angry, we all tend to make the same face -- lowering our eyebrows, clenching our jaws, and flaring our nostrils. But as to why people all ...

Looking Depression In the Face: Botox as Antidepressant

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research suggests that the frown of depression is anything but superficial and should not be taken at face value. Wiping that expression off your face is the latest treatment for depression. And Botox, America's favorite neurotoxin, allows for this therapeutic loss of face.

Darwin's Claim of Universals in Facial Expression Not Challenged

Paul Ekman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science
Paul Ekman

Lisa Feldman Barrett's Feb. 28 New York Times op-ed seeks to undermine the science showing universality in the interpretation of facial expressions. We feel compelled to respond so that the public is not misled and is apprised of the broader, Darwin-inspired science of emotional expression that many scientists are working on.

WATCH: Huge Repertoire Of Facial Expressions Revealed In Controversial New Study

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Science

How many different facial expressions can humans make? Cognitive scientists traditionally have recognized six basic expressions: happy, sad, fearf...

Did You Know Humans Have 21 Facial Expressions?

Newser | Posted 04.02.2014 | Weird News

A new study finds that humans have many facial expressions—21, to be exact—that can convey distinct emotions such as "happily surprised," "fearful...

What's Up With Your Face

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

This is about how we, ourselves, deal with challenges. Our face is a clear reflection about our attitude, a direct indicator as to when we're psyching ourselves out -- getting ready for a fight that might not even be real.

Why Does Fear Cause Our Eyes To Widen?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.15.2013 | Science

When we're scared, our eyes tend to widen. But why? Scientists have long believed that the wide-eyed facial expression serves as a social signal, ...

Can You Resist a Smile?

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Have you noticed that when you smile at someone, especially if you catch them off-guard, that they smile back? OK, not everyone smiles back! Or do they?

What Was That! The Science of Fearful Eyes

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 11.24.2012 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

Hitchcock knew what would make people tick. How? Well, for one, my fright could have been activated in part by merely seeing the actors and actresses' eyes wide with fear on the screen.

WATCH: Touchy-Feely Fembot Shows Facial Expressions

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.16.2012 | Science

She gets amazed. She gets disgusted. She gets sad. And she's a robot--the so-called FACE robot designed by scientists at the University of Pisa in Ita...

Faces, Voices and the Brain-Heart Brake: The Divine Science of Tibet

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2012 | Religion
Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Breakthroughs in the neuroscience of empathy, emotions and our conscious control of the breath have radically changed our view of our nature, helping explain the stubborn power of spiritual imagery, prayers and ritual.

When It Comes To Attraction, Context Matters

Sam Sommers | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

What makes someone attractive to you? Specific physical features? A particular personality type? A certain indefinable quality of character or depth of soul? All reasonable answers, sure, but there's another critical influence on who you're attracted to: context.

Rich Less Likely To Be Attuned To Others' Suffering, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

Social psychologists are making an argument that Occupy Wall Street protesters have been saying for months: Many rich people just aren't in the habit ...

What Is Your Body Language Saying?

Real Simple | Posted 09.04.2011 | Women

Every last gesture—whether it’s a tilt of the head or plain fidgeting—tells a story. Do you look down when you speak? Play with your hair? Lean ...

The Language Of Facial Expressions: Obama's Non-Verbal Reactions To Gates

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The truth, according to the popular television show "Lie to Me," is "written all over our faces," but psychologists say that visual clues are only one...

Wall Street Lawyer on "The Positive Presumption"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Meet Eugene Lee, a mid-level associate at a Top 40 law firm on Wall Street who succeeds in business by being real, honest, and kind. Good news.

Michelle Obama's Facial Expressions: A Barometer Of The Administration (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Willow Lindley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Michelle Obama does not have much of a poker face. In fact, her facial expression has a tendency to reveal exactly what she's thinking. Earlier in th...