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Face it. Our faces don’t always reveal our true emotions

February 28, 2019

Actor James Franco looks sort of happy as he records a video diary in the movie “127 Hours.”…
The 17 different ways your face conveys happiness

January 17, 2019

Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35…
Lip-syncing thanks to artificial intelligence

August 28, 2018

Dubbing films could become significantly easier in the future. A team led by researchers from the Max Planck…
Google Glass Helps Autistic Children Improve their Social Skills

August 6, 2018

In a new pilot study conducted by researchers at Stanford University, Google Glass paired up with a smartphone…
Facial Expressions are about Social Influence, not Emotion, Study Finds

March 29, 2018

The claim that we use our facial expressions to achieve a desired outcome is hardly news to anyone…
They grin, you bear it. Research reveals physical impact of a smile.

March 6, 2018

Not all smiles are expressions of warmth and joy. Sometimes they can be downright mean. And our bodies…
What facial expressions animals make reveal about their emotions

July 12, 2017

Scientists are starting to be able to accurately read animal facial expressions and understand what they communicate. Facial…
Sleep Deprivation Impairs Ability to Interpret Facial Expressions

March 23, 2017

After a rough night’s sleep, your ability to recognize whether those around you are happy or sad could…
Nanotech “Tattoo” Can Map Emotions and Monitor Muscle Activity

July 12, 2016

A new temporary “electronic tattoo” developed by Tel Aviv University that can measure the activity of muscle and…
The sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes

July 15, 2015

If you can’t tell a smile from a scowl, you’re probably not getting enough sleep. A new UC…
New study demonstrates how infants see facial expressions

July 1, 2015

We all know that sight takes some time to develop in new-born babies, as do other senses. However,…
Dogs know that smile on your face

February 13, 2015

Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human faces, according to a new study in the…
About Face: How the study of microexpressions could help prevent acts of violence

September 11, 2014

The slight arch of an eyebrow. A quick crinkle at the corner of the eyes. A barely perceptible…
Making faces: how to appear more trustworthy, dominant or attractive

May 23, 2014

If you have one of those faces that people just don’t trust, fear not: according to scientists, you…
Computer software accurately predicts student test performance

April 17, 2014

Study shows automatic recognition of facial expressions can track student engagement in real time Student engagement levels are…
Computers see through faked expressions of pain better than people

March 24, 2014

Which expression do you think shows real pain? Attempts to fake expressions of pain typically involve the same…
Scientist pushes boundaries of food sensory research

March 24, 2014

Anyone who has ever been lured by the call of a dozen fat- and sugar-laden donuts in the…
Study: Facial expressions evolved from optical needs

March 21, 2014

Why do we become saucer-eyed when afraid and taper our eyelids to slits when disgusted? These near-opposite facial…
Researchers Track Facial Expressions To Improve Teaching Software

July 4, 2013

Research from North Carolina State University shows that software which tracks facial expressions can accurately assess the emotions…
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