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Spontaneous Facial Mimicry Is Enhanced by the Goal of Inferring Emotional States: Evidence for Moderation of “Automatic” Mimicry by Higher Cognitive Processes

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EMG electrode placement and emotional expression measurement in Study 1.

Activity of the Zygomaticus major was measured to assess smiling (related to happiness); activity of the Corrugator supercilii was measured to assess frowning (related to anger, disgust, sadness, and fear); activity of the Levator labii Superioris was measured to assess upper lip raising (related to disgust); and activity of the Lateral frontalis was measured to assess eyebrow raising (related to surprise).

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