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What are the facial expressions all humans use to convey emotion?

What are the facial expressions all humans use to convey emotion?

It's a "rainbow": The major facial expressions universally recognized include happiness, fear, surprise, delight, doubt, these are hardwired, independent of spoken language. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: unusual facial expression?

What is the definition or description of: unusual facial expression?

When is a smile : Not a smile. I would need the context. If you had a stroke or bells palsy and your face was drooping that would be unusual. Or perhaps you were smiling when you were very sad. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal that i'm autistic and still know what most facial expressions mean?

Please advise if it's normal that i'm autistic and still know what most facial expressions mean?

Sure. Autistic : Spectrum disorder is a spectrum. You may have diminished, but not completely absent, facial recognition ; theory of mind. Some teens ; adults with ASD can infer what one character in a book or story is thinking or planning on doing, but not what a second character thinks that first character is thinking. Does that make sense to you? ...Read more

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What are the muscles that create facial expressions?

What are the muscles that create facial expressions?

There are about 20:: Auricularis anterior , buccinator, corrugated supercilii, depressor anguli oris, depressor labii inferioris, depressor septi nasii, frontalis, levator anguli oris, levator labii superioris, levator labii superioris alaeque nasi, mentalis, modiolus, nasalis, orbicularis oculi, orbicularis oris, platysma, procerus, zygomatic us major. Zygomaticus minor. ...Read more

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Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Possibly...: If one has dementia, that could explain such symptoms; otherwise, emotional, neuropsychological and/or organic factors would need to be explored. ...Read more

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Can practicing wider facial expressions and exercises get rid of my long thin face?

Can practicing wider facial expressions and exercises get rid of my long thin face?

Not actually: If you have a longer face, thinner rather than wider, then facial expressions will not widen your face.. Though smiling will probably help you enjoy your face. ...Read more

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I've been taking ritalin (methylphenidate) la for 5 years now, and a few months ago i started to have trouble to control my facial expression when i'm on med. Why?

I've been taking ritalin (methylphenidate) la for 5 years now, and a few months ago i started to have trouble to control my facial expression when i'm on med. Why?

Facial spasms?: Not sure there is correlation, but might think of effect of other substances, as u listed "drug addiction". Please consult your pcp for workup. ...Read more

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Could Parkinson's patients lose their facial expression?

Could Parkinson's patients lose their facial expression?

Facial expression : Facial expression can change, yes, as a function of overall slowness. Can be referred to as a "masked face". ...Read more

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Is unusual facial expression a symptom of dementia?

Not necessarily: Many, many causes from temporary gas to a nasty disease. ...Read more