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Ashley Hamilton Article Summary The article that I chose is over heredity and how it affects facial expressions. Gili Peleg conducted a study where she took 21 people who were blind from birth and compared them to 30 of their relatives. One blind participant wasn’t even introduced to his mother until he was 18. The study tested six emotions over all: concentration, anger, sadness, joy, disgust and surprise. Although the blind participants had never seen their relatives’ faces before,
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Unformatted text preview: they still had very similar expressions. In fact, a computer program which was made to match expressions, matched relatives 80% of the time. Overall, I found this article to be very interesting. I read in a similar article that since our nerves are attached similarly in our faces to our parents, our expressions are bound to be similar. This article made me think, if we can inherit some thing as subtle as facial expressions, what else can we inherit?...
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