Brain responds quickly to faces (BrainWork – November/December 2008)

An article about recent discoveries in how we interpret facial expressions is in the November/December issue of BrainWork, the Dana Foundation's neuroscience newsletter.


Approaching the 200th
anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth (in January 2009), the bulk of
studies concerning facial expressions support his premise that facial
expressions for emotions such as happiness, sadness and anger are
universal across races and cultures. With new methods in cognitive
psychology and neuroscience, researchers are extending our
understanding of just what facial expressions convey and how we
interpret them.

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