by Daniel Laberge
Human grooming

Facial expressions

Your face is supposed to
freely convey your emotions.

A primal mode of communication

Facial expression on fetus

Since their skin is so supple and not yet attached to the skull, fetuses can accomplish facial expressions that no adult can do.

Facial expressions while sleeping

Expressing emotions while sleeping.

Primates are facial expression champions

Primate facial expression
Primate facial expression
Primate facial expression
Primate facial expression
Primate facial expression
Primate facial expression

A window on your feelings

Involuntary and voluntary expressions

Boomerang facial expressions

How many facial expressions are there?

There is an infinite number of facial expressions.

Do you always smile the same way?

Can you count your feelings?

Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions

General terms to represent complex feelings.

There is an infinite number of emotions because there is an infinite number of situations that generate them.

Facial expressions form a complete language

Kid facial expression
Kid facial expression
Kid facial expression
Kid facial expression
Kid facial expression
Kid facial expression
Kid facial expression
Kid facial expression
Kid facial expression
Kid facial expression
Kid facial expression

No one has taught these kids how to do these expressions.

Multiple expressions

Double facial expression

Both sides of the face often display different expressions.

Stone-faces are antisocial

When you're in society, showing a stone-face is saying that you don't care about others.

Stone-face expression

Blank faces are rude, aggressive, arrogant and conceited.

Are you too important to relate with the people you meet?

The importance of eye contact and expressions in society

Master-slave expression

I can look at you in the eyes, but don't you dare.

Expressionless face

Don't go around society pretending you don't exist.

Theories about the history of the smile

Showing the teeth expression
Showing the teeth expression

The evolution of the smile: Part 1

Clenched teeth smile expression

The evolution of the smile: Part 2

Repressed cry expression

The evolution of the smile: Part 3

Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression
Smile facial expression

The smile is the distinctive expression that defines humanity.

If you're not smiling, what's wrong with you?

Smile expression on macaque selfie

What a charming individual!

If you're not smiling,
there is something wrong with you and your life.

Stuck with your past on your face

Engraved facial expressions

Your face becomes the sum of all your expressions.

Judging people by their looks

Sigmund Freud's facial expression

With just one glance, you can judge that this individual is arrogant, irritable, pretentious, superior, ..., but you can also discern that he has no empathy and a poor understanding of others feelings.

How expressive should your face be?

Facial expressions while sleeping
Primate facial expression
Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions
Double facial expression
Master-slave expression
Expressionless face
Clenched teeth smile expression
Repressed cry expression
Smile expression on macaque selfie
Engraved facial expressions
Sigmund Freud's facial expression