What determines facial expressions?

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What determines facial expressions?

Post by handbanana » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:31 pm

Let's say Australians and Chinese people share the same facial expressions in terms of happiness, being content and sadness.

Is that because of genetics or culture?

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Post by MichaelXY » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:44 pm

Well, just from observing how babies smile when they are happy, I would guess genetic.

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Post by alextemplet » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:15 pm

Doesn't smiling trigger certain endorphins that cause a person to feel happier?
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Post by Jones » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:41 pm

Who knows, but I like it... :)
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Post by genovese » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:23 pm

Is the act of smiling and showing one's teeth saying "i'm not going to bite you - i wish to be friendly"? Is this an accepted theory that I read somewhere?

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Post by AstusAleator » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:28 am

In response to the subject of the topic:

MY FIST!
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Post by MichaelXY » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:46 am

My Fist! Huh? What is that all about?

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Post by alextemplet » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:06 am

I think he means to say that his fist determines facial expressions.
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Post by AstusAleator » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:49 am

precisely :)
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Post by Jones » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:46 pm

Wow, that was witty.
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Post by Kang1 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:33 am

Face expression is just like the screen of a computer, which dispaly all the activities of the programs of the computer.

It is a must for a member of the symbiotic or social aggregate of human. Otherwise, human can not survive long, at least in ancient times.

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Post by David George » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:07 am

nice answer
but abt the question,
i thought everyone only smiles when they are happy not just the chinese and aussies.
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