Where Do Our Facial Expressions Come From?



Our facial expressions convey a lot about our emotions, but why? Hank explores how our evolution has helped form how we communicate with our faces.

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Sources:

Journal Articles


http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2011/05/facial-expressions.aspx
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2686004/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3008553/
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/microexpression1.htm
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160328084915.htm
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/05/060505161952.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18293360
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-we-use-facial-expressions/
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2014/03/study-facial-expressions-evolved-optical-needs

Are There Universal Facial Expressions?


http://www.ekmaninternational.com/ResearchFiles/Constants-Across-Cultures-In-The-Face-And-Emotion.pdf
http://www.medicaldaily.com/why-do-we-smile-science-smiles-spotty-some-discoveries-may-surprise-you-276352
http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090928/full/news.2009.956.html
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10307-you-were-born-with-your-future-facial-expressions/
http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/12/30/facial-expressions-are-innate-not-learned/3570.html

Darwin’s Claim of Universals in Facial Expression Not Challenged


http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/01/24/0956797613514451
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3008553/
http://www.cornell.edu/video/origins-of-facial-expressions
http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v11/n7/full/nn.2138.html
http://www.ekmaninternational.com/paul-ekman-international-plc-home/faqs.aspx
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-05/fyi-which-emotion-hardest-fake
http://www.popsci.com/article/science/facial-expressions-arent-universal-we-thought

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