The human face can, and usually does, present a wide range of emotions, sometimes only manifesting in barely-noticeable microexpressions
. The more you pay attention to these cues, the better you'll get at reading people.
Characters have microexpressions
Davis, "Learning a sparse codebook of facial and body microexpressions
for emotion recognition," in Proc.
"We have developed algorithms to read the microexpressions
in the face and translate in real time the emotions people are feeling," Pocovi says.
Watch out for your loved ones' microexpressions
: fleeting facial expressions driven by our gut reactions.
From that measly (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16866745) tenth of a second came a busy mosaic of body language cues, facial microexpressions
, and many more assessments of your dress, posture, smile, and overall demeanor.
Icelandic poet Magnus Sigurdsson captures the microexpressions
of nature within his delicate lines, accruing in stanzas no less spare for the immensity of ideas contained within them.
Part II shows actual frames from the study, redrawn for anonymity, showing the microexpressions
and other body language associated with different types of interactions.
He has spent four decades observing, interviewing, and videotaping couples and cataloging the multitude of microexpressions
and macro-patterns that make--or break--a relationship.
American psychologist Paul Ekman's "atlas of emotions" describes over 10,000 microexpressions
, and, recently, researchers from the University of Ohio published findings that reveal 21 "combination" emotions.
, and squelched expressions.