He looked at the functions of facial expression in terms of the utility of expression in the life of the animal and in terms of specific expressions within species.
Even beyond the idea of eye contact, eyes communicate more data than a person even consciously expresses. The forced choice method determines the emotion attributed to the facial expressions via the labels that are presented.
Some have hypothesized that this is due to infancy, as humans are one of the few mammals who maintain regular eye contact with their mother while nursing.
It can also show the manner in which something is done, such as carelessly or routinely. Ekman showed that facial expressions of emotion are not culturally determined, but universal across human cultures.
Others lower their eyes to signal respect, and similarly eye contact is avoided in Nigeria;  however, in western cultures this could be misinterpreted as lacking self-confidence.
Infants prefer to look at faces that engage them in mutual gaze and that, from an early age, healthy babies show enhanced neural processing of direct gaze.
Darwin believed that expressions were unlearned and innate in human nature and were therefore evolutionarily significant for survival. The controversy surrounds the uncertainty about what specific emotional information is read from a facial expression. Criticism[ edit ] Both sides of this debate agree that the face expresses emotion.
It regulates conversations, shows interest or involvement, and establishes a connection with others. To demonstrate his universality hypothesis, Ekman ran a test on a group of the South Fore people of New Guineaa pre-industrial culture that was isolated from the West.
However, the facial expressions used to test this hypothesis are posed. Pupil dilation is a significant cue to a level of excitement, pleasure, or attraction. Sign languages[ edit ] Facial expression is used in sign languages to convey specific meanings.
Research by Boston College professor Joe Tecce suggests that stress levels are revealed by blink rates. Opponents of the universality hypothesis believe that more general information is pieced together with other contextual information in order to determine how a person feels.
He supports his data with statistics on the relation between the blink rates of presidential candidates and their success in their races. Reviews of the universality hypothesis have been both supportive   and critical. Lack of eye contact is usually perceived to be rude or inattentive.
In forced choice, for each facial expression, participants are asked to select their response from a short list of emotion labels. Subsequent cross-cultural studies found similar results.
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his expression dulled her expression hardened she went poker-faced a vein popped. Researchers Ohio State University have discovered how we can convey a much wider range of emotions through facial expressions than previously thought.
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