Surprise Micro Expression

Surprise Micro Expression

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Dr. Paul Ekman discovered that there are seven universal micro expressions (facial expressions whose duration can be as little as 17/100 of a second). The seven universal micro expressions are:

Surprise Micro Expression

When someone feels surprise, it looks like this:

Surprise Micro Expression

  • Eyebrows are raised and curved.
  • The upper and lower whites of the eyes show.
  • Jaw is dropped and loose, and the teeth are parted..

The surprise micro-expression can be confused with fear. The main difference is that in surprise, the eyebrows are curved and in fear, they are flat.

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