Facial Expressions Do Not Reveal Emotions
Do your facial movements broadcast your emotions to other people? If you think the answer is yes, think again. This question is under contentious debate. Some experts maintain that people around the world make specific
They Never Forget a Face. Research Delves into How ‘Super-Recognizers’ Can Do This.
Super-recognizers never forget a face. They need to focus on it only once to instantly recognize it again, even if they encounter it years later, and sometimes even if they see only one feature, such
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on visual illusions, the use of gestures to communicate, well-being and altruism across nations, sensory encoding, empathy, semantic similarity and attention, the neuronal processing of faces, categorical perception, and a learning disability affecting the acquisition of arithmetic skills.
Missing the Crowd for the Faces: The Crowd-Emotion-Amplification Effect
Focusing our attention on faces exhibiting more extreme emotions can lead us to overestimate a crowd’s emotional state.
Humans Are Pretty Lousy Lie Detectors
Member/Author: Christiane Gelitz On television, it all looks so simple. For a fraction of a second, the suspect raises the corner of his mouth. He is happy because he thinks the investigators are wrong about
A Smile at a Wedding and a Cheer at a Soccer Game Are Alike the World Over
In the 19th century, French clinician Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand Duchenne posited that humans universally use their facial muscles to make at least 60 discrete expressions, each reflecting one of 60 specific emotions. Charles Darwin, who greeted that