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Microfacial Expressions

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Microfacial expressions, more commonly called microexpressions, are involuntary and fleeting facial expressions that reveal an individual's experience of an emotion. Microexpressions can last anywhere from 1/5 to 1/25 of a second. The seven basic facial expressions—happiness, sadness, ...

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