PRESS RELEASE 29 September 2017 – Facial expressions influence competitions. They do so in music and Miss/Mister competitions as well as leadership assessments.
Specific facial expressions, such as raising the cheeks, contribute to attractiveness ratings, as happen in the Miss/Mister World competition. However, mouth movement may result in lower ratings of attractiveness in the Mister World competitions. In addition, a computer could predict a musician winner facial expression, for instance the so-called “Lip corner pull”. For leadership, expressions like nose wrinkling, dimpling and tight eyelids, influence the assessments of their degree of leadership. Those are four results of PhD research by Wilma Latuny, who defends her dissertation on 29th of September. Continue reading “The Power of Facial Expressions: influence on competitions”