First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Face to Face with the Emotional Brain

Whether around the caveman’s fire or the conference table, no signal is more important to humans’ interpreting social interactions and future behavior than the smile. Dartmouth professor Paul Whalen explores how the human brain processes the facial expressions of others and what these responses mean for understanding our emotional lives.

This video was recorded at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum in St. Johnsbury, VT on January 4, 2017.

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