What is Botox and How It Relates to the Face

botox-before-and-afterBotulinum toxin is a protein and neurotoxin produced by the bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxin can cause botulism, a serious and life-threatening illness in humans and animals. Popularly known by one of its trade names – Botox – it is used for various cosmetic and medical procedures.

Some Side Effects of Botox

A side effect of having Botox procedures on the face for cosmetic purposes is the inability to fully express emotions, with research revealing this can include the inability to fully feel emotions* as well as dulling the ability to detect emotions**. Eric Finzi writes; “William Shakespeare famously wrote that ‘a face is like a book,’ and common wisdom has it that our faces reveal our deep-seated emotions. But what if the reverse were also true? Continue reading

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What Kind of Smart Are You?

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The Shaky Evolution of Mental Health Therapies

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14 April 2014 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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Lie to Me S1E04, Love Always

Dr Paul Ekman’s critique of “Lie to Me”, Season 1, Episode 4; “Love Always”

Lie To Me Episode 104“Love Always” – Warnings

What Lightman shows is what I first saw in news footage of Hinckley’s face ten seconds before he shot former President Reagan.

We consider it a warning, not a certainty that someone who shows this expression will soon attack. We have no way to find out how many times that expression is shown and no attack occurs (perhaps because a police officer pays noticeable attention to the potential attacker). We also cannot know how often attacks occur not preceded by this expression. Continue reading

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Lie to Me S1E03, A Perfect Score

Dr Paul Ekman’s critique of “Lie to Me”, Season 1, Episode 3; “A Perfect Score”

Ups and downs“A Perfect Score” – Comforting Gestures

Self-comforting gestures reassure an ill at ease person. Other reasons why a person might be uncomfortable would have to be ruled out before interpreting this movement as evidence of lying.

“A Perfect Score” – Kids Lie to Parents?

Like Lightman, I rarely challenged my daughter when I knew she was lying. Foster is right; everyone is entitled to privacy; to keep some secrets. Later in the show Foster tells Emily that Lightman knew she was lying on the phone, but he also knew he shouldn’t challenge her every time she tries to conceal something from him. Continue reading

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