Historical sculptures hint at common facial expressions

Grimaces, scowls and doting gazes of historic human sculptures suggest that there are common facial expressions that signal the same feelings across cultures, researchers argue.

Faces depicted in sculptures crafted in between 3,500 and 600 a long time back in Mexico and Central America convey 5 varieties of emotion to Westerners currently, say computational neuroscientist Alan Cowen and psychologist Dacher Keltner, both of those of the College of California, Berkeley. Existing-day folks, and probably members of historic American societies as well, anticipate that every single of these emotional expressions takes place in certain social scenarios, the experts report August

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