22 February 2015 Expression

What do you think is going on in this image? Click on the FACS code’s to code this expression. Post your thoughts in the comments below.

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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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3 Responses to 22 February 2015 Expression

  1. AU1D AU2D, AU5D, AU25C, probably AU21 – neck tightener?
    Emotion seems to be surprise – tending towards fear, shock.

  2. Katherine Henry says:

    I see surprise and pleased

  3. Stu Dunn says:

    Definitely surprise (the eyebrows are lifted along with the eyelids) There could be a hint of the brows lowering, which is way not having a neutral face is challenging. If the brows are lowered slightly, it would reinforce fear. The mouth is open – however are the lips drawn back or the neck tightening? Gives me the impression of surprise leading onto shock / fear.

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