Facial Expressions In Human Communication

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As many college students like you, I often get terrible headaches because of many routine situations such as: late-night studies, early morning classes, puzzling situations, or just simple tiredness. Pain is one of the most common and essential parts of our life. Since our births, we adapt and learn to express our pain. First, as kids, we don’t do much effort to express our discomfort, and we start crying and annoying our parents for half an hour. Then we learn to not be as naïve and at least show the location of pain following by the same process of crying. However, do we know how to express pain as adults?
As an English writer and modernist of 20th century, Virginia Woolf, said, «English which can express the thoughts of Hamlet and the tragedy of Lear has no words for the shiver or the headache. . . . The merest schoolgirl when she falls in love has Shakespeare or Keats to speak her mind for her, but let a sufferer try to describe a pain in
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The role of facial expressions in human communications is truly incredible. With the recent studies, it is clear that this non-verbal contact has a very significant influence in expression of pain. The information transformed by our facial muscles is so distinct that programmed software can recognize the pain through our gestures. Researches from UCSD, created this unique software that has accuracy of 85%. The mechanism behind the software is to record all the muscle contractions and their lengths that happen on a human’s face. However, can humans learn the transferred information? According to the same study, people can differentiate fake and real pain with the accuracy of 55 %. Yes, computers beat us in another field. However, the conclusion drawn from the research shows the power of pain expression through gestures. We don’t need words or sound to let people know we suffer. We unconsciously illustrate an agony through

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