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The Mechanism of Human Facial Expression : Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction - G. -B. Duchenne de Boulogne

The Mechanism of Human Facial Expression

Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction

Hardcover Published: 9th June 2003
ISBN: 9780521363921
Number Of Pages: 308

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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.

Industry Reviews

"...elegant and highly detailed work on the anatomy of facial expression..." Dr. Carroll E. Izard, Unidel Professor "This book is a must for students of human facial expression." Leonard R. Rubin, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery "I would recommend this book most highly for its illustrations, especially to those interested in the interface of science and art, early photography, or the use of images in medicine." Maria Trumpler, Isis

Editor-s preface
The Mechanism of Human Facial Expression or an Electrophysiological Analysis of the Expression of the Emotions: Preface
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+¼rieure des Beaux Arts
Duchenne today: facial expression and facial surgery
Duchenne and facial expression of emotion
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ISBN: 9780521363921
ISBN-10: 0521363926
Series: Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 9th June 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.73