Photos of athletes in their moment of victory or defeat usually show faces contorted with intense emotion. But a new study suggests that people actually don’t use those kinds of extreme facial expressions to judge how a person is feeling.
Instead, surprisingly, people rely on body cues. How good are you? Can you tell which player has just won a point or lost a point in Tennis players below?
Hillel Aviezer, a psychology researcher at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, wanted to see how accurately people can read intense, real-world facial expressions — instead of the standardized, posed images of facial expressions that are usually used in lab tests. Click here to read the full article. Also, you can click here to listen to the article.