A smile is not only a movement of both lips. A smile is a facial expression and every smile has a meaning. In his latest book, ‘Lip Service’, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, Marianne LaFrance, PhD, described her latest research which is seen in biology to anthropology to be translated on a computer to produce some forms of smile and its meaning. Here are six facts of smile according to yahoo news.
1. In a study published last year, the study conducted an analysis of 230 baseball players who are on the Baseball Register. They found that people who often smile and have a brighter and wide smile have the opportunity to live 4.9 years longer than a player who just smiles a little and 7 years longer than those who do not smile at all. But of course we can not credit that a wide smile is related to longevity. At least it is proved that a smile releases positive energy associated with goodness.
2. Smiles evoke subconscious energy. When study subjects are very quickly shown pictures of smiling faces, the subjects will unconsciously show the same face as they saw earlier. People who smile will accept the world brighter.
3. An article in the British Medical Journal reported that it is possible to spread love through social networking sites. When someone is happy, his feelings will spread to others. So, if we smile, then others will smile.
4. There are two types of smiles, genuine and fake. Both are distinguished by a separate neural pathways. We all know that this is true because people who suffer from partial brain damage can still smile even though they can not do it well.
5. To know a fake smile, look a person in the eye. In people with a sincere smile, the facial muscles called the orbicularis oculi stimulates contractions, wrinkles around the eyes. Most of us can not control this muscle, which means that when a person fake a smile, then their face muscles will not move.
6. A smile has its own accent. While reading facial expressions, cultural differences will affect the differences in facial expressions. In the United States, people will focus more on the mouth. While in Japan, they are looking for that feeling in the eyes.Tagged with: Longevity, Smile,