Thursday, 21 January 2016 20:23
Smiling and Laughter are a part of every day life. But even though we sometimes take these natural human responses for granted, they each have a storied history in the countless millennia of human evolution. Let’s have a look at at some interesting facts about the history of smiling and laughter and what modern-day science can tell us about the importance of these two things in our day-to-day social interactions with other people.
The Evolution of the Smile
The smile can be traced back over thirty million years of evolution to a “fear grin” stemming from monkeys and apes who often used barely clenched teeth to portray to predators that they were harmless. Not unlike this monkey showing off its lipstick:
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