The Human Face: Emotions, Identities and Masks
The face is one of our most important and expressive means of communication. It has been called “the organ of emotion,” and indeed the face provides vital clues to our own feelings and to those of the people around us. The face is also an important source of identity, and perhaps the most powerful channel of nonverbal communication.
This outstanding video explores the expressive power of the human face. It examines a wide variety of facial properties and demonstrates the importance of each. Topics covered include facial expressions and nuances; true emotions and “masks”; culture and the face; facial identity; the importance of the face in law enforcement; how we “read” people’s faces; the face as it ages; eye contact in human interactions; hair styles; beauty, both natural and manufactured; facial piercing; and myths and prejudices about facial attributes.
“The Human Face” was produced by Prof. Dane Archer, UC Santa Cruz, with the same insight, zest, and humor that have made all his videos on nonverbal communication among the most widely used and best-selling educational videos in recent years.