Do facial expressions transcend culture?

Do facial expressions transcend culture?

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Humans are emotional beings, with feelings that show in our behaviours and facial expressions. But whether these mean the same thing in different cultures has been hotly debated.

In what researchers say is the first worldwide analysis in naturalistic settings, a new study published in the journal Nature has found that different social contexts, such as weddings, funerals, humour, art and sports, do indeed elicit universal facial expressions.


Published by Cosmos.

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