The emotional expressions of faces influence how their gazes shape our attention.
Autism-associated social difficulties may reflect differences that only become apparent in high-pressure scenarios and certain social interactions. The findings challenge the belief that those with ASD can't adequately read facial emotional expressions.
Smiling or hiding real emotions when feeling sad or anxious may not be as maladaptive as previously believed, a new study reports.
The initial reaction of the brain is independent of the facial emotional expression we see. It is only after the eye movement is completed that the brain shows strong responses to the emotional expression of a face.
Researchers discover how a smile confuses out emotional recognition and can make us perceive a face as happy, even if it is not.