Is Botox Freezing Your Emotions?
I thought this was really interesting and a little bit scary too!
A study out of Barnard College suggests that facial expressions trigger the brain to experience emotion. Botox, which paralyzes muscles and markedly reduces facial expressions, could therefore affect how much users feel emotions.
Scientists capitalized on the way Botox works, causing temporary muscle paralysis, to study the motor skills used to change the face’s expressions, the intentions that spur those expressions, and the sensory feedback they send to the brain.
Isn’t it interesting that the looks on our faces could signal our feelings? And that the pursuit of an ageless appearance could mean people not only present themselves as less emotional, but that it truly makes them that way?