It's not clear to me that having a simpler face facilitates conveying facial expressions. Why would this be so? For example, it's easier to arch my eyebrows if I have eyebrows, and it seems more effective if their color contrasts with the adjacent regions of my face.
posted by Tracy Duvall
April 15, 2012 @ 12:45 PM
About once a month at Sigma Xi headquarters, we liven up the lunch hour with an American Scientist Pizza Lunch talk. In these informal lectures, scientists describe new research to nonscientists. The series is light on jargon but heavy on solid science. Each Pizza Lunch offers an in-depth look at its subject, whether it's bedbugs or the smart grid. Click below to read about and download these talks -- and to subscribe!
JSTOR, the online academic archive, now contains complete back issues of American Scientist from its inception in 1913 (as Sigma Xi Quarterly) through 2005.
The table of contents for each issue is freely available to all users; those with institutional access can read each complete issue.
View the full collection here.