Can you read someone's emotions by their facial color?

Find out!

March 20, 2018

Even if you don't think you wear your heart on your sleeve, you definitely wear it on your face. Ohio State University researchers found that people are able to correctly identify other people's feelings up to 75 percent of the time based solely on subtle shifts in blood flow around the nose, eyebrows, cheeks or chin. This has also enabled scientists to construct computer algorithms that correctly recognize human emotion via face color up to 90 percent of the time. Study leader Aleix Martinez explains, "We believe these color patterns are due to subtle changes in blood flow or blood composition triggered by the central nervous system. Not only do we perceive these changes in facial color, but we use them to correctly identify how other people are feeling, whether we do it consciously or not." (EurekAlert)

Source: EurekAlert