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Seeing a smile, or reading about the verb to smile can activate the muscles in the face that make that expression, Dutch researchers found. Francesco Foroni from VU University in Amsterdam and Gun R. Semin of the University of Utrecht conducted an experiment with a group of students. They had the students read a series of emotion verbs -- to smile, to cry -- and adjectives -- funny, frustrating -- on a monitor, while the activity of the muscle responsible for smiles and the muscle causing...
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