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Understanding Body Language and Facial Expressions
Role of facial expressions in social interactions
The expressions we see in the faces of others engage a number of different cognitive processes. Emotional expressions elicit rapid responses, which often imitate the emotion in the observed face. These effects can even occur for faces presented in such a way that the observer is not aware of them. We are also very good at explicitly recognizing and describing the emotion being expressed. A recent study, contrasting human and humanoid robot facial expressions, suggests that people can recognize the expressions made by the robot explicitly, but may not show the automatic, implicit response.
Facial Expressions – The Art of Non-verbal Communication
Human face is very expressive and it can depict the unsaid emotions and mood. Facial expressions is one of the important measure of non-verbal behaviour. Facial expressions reflects attitude and human mood.
The human face is extremely expressive — able to communicate countless emotions without saying a word. And unlike some forms of nonverbal communication, the emotions shared through facial expressions are universal. See Part 1 for the seven specific emotions.