Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Why Darwin Would Have Loved Botox

It seems that our brains evolved to identify emotions from watching a face.  The interesting part is that we accomplish this by mimicking the facial movements with our own muscles.  But when we use Botox to paralyze some of those facial muscles, this process is interrupted…

From Discover Magazine:

Why Darwin Would Have Loved Botox


All those wrinkle-causing winces, smirks, and sneers may have been the product of evolution.

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November 27, 2008 Posted by | behaviour, brain, emotions, evolution | , , | Leave a comment