December 5, 2014

The Four Faces Of Human Expression

[ Read the Article: Humans Display Four, Rather Than Six, Basic Emotions ]

Let’s play “guess the expression.” What am I feeling? What am I feeling now? If you guessed “surprise” and then “fear” you were correct. But you’re probably saying, they both looked the same. New research from the University of Glasgow says that humans only display four rather than six basic emotions. Using new technology to look at the “temporal dynamics” of facial expression, they found that “fear” and “surprise” share typical facial signals as do “anger” and “disgust.” These finds help researchers better understand the basics of human emotion communication.

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