Sources of Information from Facial Expressions

7 Universal EmotionsOf all the channels of nonverbal communication, the face is the most complex of signaling systems, the most studied channel by scientists, and reflects both voluntary and involuntary reactions and emotional states (Matsumoto & Hwang, 2012). The face is an amazing source of information about human behaviour, as it displays emotion, pain, and divulges brain function and pathology (Ekman, 1993; Russell, 1994; Craig, Hyde & Patrick, 1991; Ekman, Davidson & Friesen, 1990; Fox & Davidson, 1988; Katsikitis & Pilowsky, 1988; Rinn, 1984). Learning the skills to reading another’s emotions can provide valuable insights into an individual’s intentions, motivations and credibility (Matsumoto & Hwang, 2012).

About Stu Dunn

Becoming proficient with non verbal communication and teaching what I’ve learnt over the years has become an absolute passion of mine; starting with beginning the SDL Behavioural Science Facebook Page, then set up my first online course in 2011, and my first book on the subject True Lies, A Guide to Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception in the Real World was published in 2013. During this time I’ve helped thousands of people around the world become proficient in reading body language, micro expressions and detecting deception – and I’d love to help you too.
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