Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Do Not Make A Mistake With This Microexpression

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Please watch the above video and pay attention to the microexpression that the young woman does at the end of most of her sentences.

This is not the microexpression of happiness or joy. When we inwardly pucker the corners of our lips, it is a sign that we could speak more about the topic, but prefer to not. It is a way to physically "lock down" our lips so that we cannot speak. It could be showing a certain amount of control depending on the context.

It could easily be confused with the microexpression of happiness or joy, and if that occurs it could be extremely problematic, because then you may interpret it as a hot spot- which it is not.

This victim is a great example of someone who emotionally is still affected by the events of that night several years ago. I ran across the video when I learned the remains of 25-year-old Laura Garza of Brooklyn were identified yesterday. If you watch the entire video below, notice the young woman's intensity when describing the events.

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3 comments:

Drew said...

I agree with you about the first girl. But the girl at the end in the yellow shirt seems suspicious. She seems happy about something -- although it may be just about being on television or that she was secretly jealous of her now-dead friend. Do you agree?

Jid3 said...

Yeah I do! That's a Hotspot! it also shows that she was really frightened of the situation she was talking about. I wonder what she was happy about. I could be possible that she knows more than she is telling

Kuzmich said...

This is very interesting. I agree with the heading. This is not a smile. In fact, I don't think the same muscles as a smile is used. A smile uses the Zygomatic Major muscle which is AU. 12. But in this, i think it is actually the risoris muscle (AU. 14) which is doing that with her lips. This would concur with the heading because if the muscle is different to the muscles in which the emotion uses, then it is not the emotion that is being felt or showed but something else.