Facial expressions of emotion are universal, not learned differently in each culture
Darwin in his great 1872 book, “The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals” puts forth that a specific set of six universal emotions, namely:
- anger and fear,
- surprise and disgust,
- joy and sadness
“The language of the emotions” as he terms these facial expressions and body language, are considered to be the result of natural selection and the process of evolution, and shared across cultures and civilizations, ingrained in our genetic makeup.
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