Can You Pass the Micro Expressions Test? See if you can identify the facial expressions that quickly flash across these faces.

Instructions: Micro expressions flash across the face in 1/2 a second or less. See if you can correctly identify the emotional expression displayed in each of the samples below. If you miss the micro expression the first time, don’t worry – each example loops continuously.


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Micro Expressions Test

1. What emotion is being displayed?
2. What emotion is being displayed?
3. What emotion is being displayed?
4. What emotion is being displayed?
Paul Ekman is a well-known psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2009. He has worked with many government agencies, domestic and abroad. Dr. Ekman has compiled over 50 years of his research to create comprehensive training tools to read the hidden emotions of those around you.

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