Are You Misreading Faces?

(Telegraph) Apparently, men prefer the smell of petrol and frying bacon to that of a newborn baby, a study has found.

(ScienceDaily, Apr. 1, 2011) Misreading Faces Tied to Child Social Anxiety

Children suffering from extreme social anxiety are trapped in a nightmare of misinterpreted facial expressions: They confuse angry faces with sad ones, a new study shows.

“If you misread facial expressions, you’re in social trouble, no matter what other social skills you have,” says Emory psychologist Steve Nowicki, a clinical researcher who developed the tests used in the study. “It can make life very difficult, because other people’s faces are like a prism through which we look at the world.”

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