What is facial expression?

  • (noun): A gesture executed with the facial muscles.
    Synonyms: facial gesture
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Facial Expression

A facial expression is one or more motions or positions of the muscles in the skin. These movements convey the emotional state of the individual to observers. Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication. They are a primary means of conveying social information among humans, but also occur in most other mammals and some other animal species.

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Muscles of Facial Expression
... See also facial muscles Auricularis anterior muscle Buccinator muscle Corrugator supercilii muscle Depressor anguli oris muscle Depressor labii inferioris muscle ...
Computer Facial Animation - History
... Human facial expression has been the subject of scientific investigation for more than one hundred years ... Study of facial movements and expressions started from a biological point of view ... for example by John Bulwer in late 1640s, Charles Darwin’s book The Expression of the Emotions in Men and Animals can be considered a major departure for modern ...
Armindo Freitas-Magalhães - Work
... professional interests are physiological psychology, psychology of emotions, facial emotion expression and human-computer interaction, human smile and cross-cultural nonverbal ... of several IT applications and interfaces in relation to emotions and facial expression ... scientific project in Portugal that will allow neuropsychological mapping of the Portuguese facial expression ...

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