The human face is the most mobile in the animal kingdom, infiltrated with a more complex network of muscles and nerves than any other creature, by far. The repertory of movements that we can create is endless including, for some, wiggling the ears. However, only a very small subset of these movements is significant in the facial expressions of emotion, and even here all of the facial changes that accompany, say, smiling or frowning are not equally important for recognition. Most of our attention is focused on two tiny regions of the face we are pre-programmed to notice – the “Hot Spots” of the eye and mouth.
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So many faces. So many ways to express emotions. Faigin examines facial expressions in movie stills, cartoons, fine art, illustrations and photographs and shares his insightful analyses in his monthly blog.
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