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Mechanism of Human Facial Expression

ISBN-10: 0521032067

ISBN-13: 9780521032063

Edition: N/A

Authors: G. -B. Duchenne de Boulogne, R. Andrew Cuthbertson, Keith Oatley, Antony Manstead

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In Mecanisme de la Physionomie Humaine, the great nineteenth-century French neurologist Duchenne de Boulogne combined his intimate knowledge of facial anatomy with his skill in photography and expertise in using electricity to stimulate individual facial muscles to produce a fascinating interpretation of the ways in which the human face portrays emotions. This book was pivotal in the development of psychology and physiology as it marked the first time that photography had been used to illustrate, and therefore "prove," a series of experiments. Duchenne's book, which contained over 100 original photographic prints pasted into an accompanying Album, was rare, even when it first appeared in 1862. Duchenne was a superb clinical neurologist and in this study he applied his enormous experience in neurological research to the question of the mechanism of human facial expression. Duchenne has been little cited and little known in this century; his book has been virtually unobtainable, and copies are available in only a few libraries in the United States and Europe.
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List price: $74.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

#60;b#62;Keith Oatley#60;/b#62; is Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Toronto. He is the co-author of #60;i#62;Understanding Emotions#60;/i#62; (Blackwell, 2006), the most widely used textbook on this subject, and has written three works of fiction, including #60;i#62;The Case of Emily V#60;/i#62;. (1993), which won the 1994 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Novel.

Acknowledgements
Contributors
Editor-s preface
The Mechanism of Human Facial Expression or an Electrophysiological Analysis of the Expression of the Emotions: Preface
Introduction
A review of previous work on muscle action in facial expression
Principle facts that emerge from my electrophysiological experiments
The reliability of these experiments
The purpose of my research
Scientific Section: Foreword
Anatomical preparations, and portraits of the subjects who underwent electrophysiological experiments
The muscle of attention (m. frontalis)
The muscle of reflection (superior part of m. orbicularis oculi, that part of the muscle called the sphincter of the eyelids)
The muscle of aggression (m. procerus)
The muscle of pain (m. corrugator supercilii)
The muscles of joy and benevolence (m. zygomaticus major and the inferior part of m. orbicularis oculi)
The muscle of lasciviousness (transverse part of m. nasalis)
The muscle of sadness (m. depressor anguli oris)
The muscles of weeping and whimpering (m. zygomaticus minor and m. levator labii superioris)
Muscles complementary to surprise (muscles that lower the mandible)
The muscle of fright, of terror (m. platysma)
A critical study of several antiquities from the point of view of m. corrugator supercilii and m. frontalis
Aesthetic Section: Foreword
Aesthetic electrophysiological studies on the mechanism of human facial expression
Further aesthetic electrophysiological studies
Synoptic table on the plates of the Album
Commentary Chapters
The highly original
The Duchenne de Boulogne collection in the department of morphology, L-Ecole Nationale Sup+�rieure des Beaux Arts
Duchenne today: facial expression and facial surgery
Duchenne and facial expression of emotion
Index