Sixteen facial expressions appear in every culture

Other cultures can differ greatly from your own, but there are commonalties in the way we express emotions.

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  • A new study reviewed YouTube videos in search of commonly used expressions and the conditions that prompted them.
  • The researchers suggest the commonality of our expressions is evidence that some emotional reactions are universal.
  • This study is hardly the first to take on that question.
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