Scientific Difference between a Real and a Fake Smile

"Whenever we smile, there are 2potential muscles we activate. The first one is the zygomaticus major and it controls the corners of your mouth. Whenever this muscle only is activated, it’s not actually a genuine smile. Scientists call this also the “social” smile. The second muscle, known to show sincerity is the obicularis occuli and it encircles our eye socket."The true smile also called the duchenne smile, named after the famous scientist who first separated the “mouth corners”-only smile, from the “eye socket” one."So, what did the researchers find? When a person's smile was first lookedat, it was very hard to tell between a real and a fake one. But the more a person looked at the smile and was then asked to categorise what 'emotion' each expression was giving out, the influence of the smile wobbleda bit.However, it was found that 40% of the time, if someone thought the expression they were looking at was ambiguous, they would categorise it as happy as the eye is naturally drawn to the smiling mouth, not the eyes (which basically give the game away).What's an easy way to tell a fake smile from a real smile?

*.One of the key ingredient in a genuine smile is the movement of the orbicularis oculi muscle. This causes the eyes to close. The vast majority of people that fake smile will show no movements in the upper face area.

*.For many people, crow’s feet appear outside the eyes when they smile honestly.

*.Another way you can see if a person is fake smiling is if you can see the bottom teeth in her mouth.…

Yogesh Ojha

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