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facial expression

An appearance of the face conveying emotion or reaction. The human face has a great store and variety of expressions. Expressions may convey different meanings in different cultures. Also, certain disease states (e.g., schizophrenia) may limit the ability to interpret facial expression, and parkinsonism is associated with facial rigidity. In certain cultures a smile is to be expected, but in others it may be an infrequent facial expression.

facial expression,

n the use of the facial muscles to communicate or to convey mood.
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The experiments revealed that the area responsible for recognizing facial expressions seems to be on the right side of the brain behind the ear.
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The ability to produce facial expressions while silent expands the potential range of social communication, Davila-Ross says.
At times his facial expressions felt out of place, it came across like he had been coached too much," Mr Phipps said.
2002a, b), humans without previous experience with chimpanzees or rhesus monkeys seem to be sensitive to the emotional intensity of their facial expressions.
We are generally more sensitive to and more accurate at interpreting happy facial expressions in other humans than we are when experiencing fearful expressions.
Martinez said that while researching he found that six was a really small number for emotions, so they divided this theory into compound facial expression and found that people display different faces when happily surprised or angrily surprised.
Because gestures and facial expressions are normally inaccessible to people with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision), these cues are considered ineffective means of communication for those individuals (Iverson & Goldin-Meadow, 1997; Iverson, Tencer, Lany, & Goldin-Meadow, 2000; Rinn, 1991).
In its simple term facial action coding system looks at facial expressions with respect to facial muscles.
The study was done in collaboration with Lancaster University and adds weight to previous studies which have established that the facial expressions of healthy fetuses develop and become more complex during pregnancy.
The study was done in collaboration with Lancaster University and adds weight to previous studies, which have established that the facial expressions of healthy foetuses develop and become more complex during pregnancy.
The head alone has 27 individual moving parts which let the robot produce different facial expressions.