Anger Face Less About Madness And More About Fear

September 1, 2014 2:02 AM

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Anger Face Less About Madness And More About Fear

A new study of the history and evolutionary relevance of facial expressions says that this reactionary form of non-verbal communication is actually a remnant of developing human biological characteristics from the need to gain social power.

According to researchers in California and Australia, the “anger face” might not have been originally what that face should have been called. The UCSB team and team at Griffith University in Australia examined the lowered brow and thin red lips and flared nostrils of an angry face and realized that ...

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