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Your face says it all? Not so fast

March 6, 2014

Your face says it all? Not so fast

New research calls into question the very foundations of emotion science. It’s a con­cept that had become uni­ver­sally under­stood: humans expe­ri­ence six basic emotions — happiness, sad­ness, anger, fear, dis­gust, and surprise — and use the same set of facial move­ments to express them. What’s more, we can rec­og­nize emo­tions on another’s face, whether that person hails from Boston or Borneo. The only problem with this con­cept, according to new research, is that it isn’t true at all. Researchers have found that even basic human emotions are in fact not universally perceived.

http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/mind_brain/~3/HNsXxcG2QRs/140305111054.htm

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