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Friday, February 06, 2004

Not a Duchene Smile 

He's just trying to look like a nice, trustworthy 'feller'.....

President Bush must now defend on
Capitol Hill his $2.4 trillion budget
proposal for fiscal year 2005

Since I doubt more than three of my readers have any reason to know what a Duchene Smile is, here's the story:
1862: Neurophysiologist and scientific photographer Duchene was interested in facial muscle structure. He used electrodes to artificially stimulate different facial expressions, and examined their relationships to natural emotional expressions.

The Duchene Smile
: A genuine (natural) smile can be distinguished from a fake one by ‘wincing’ of the eyes: they (and/or the cheeks) bunch up in real smiles. The concept pretty mucdisappeareded until resurrected by Paul Ekman eighty years later.

Pretty cool, huh?

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