As I browse through the different photos of my friends on Facebook, I couldn’t help but notice how everyone not only just smiles in their pictures, but make distinct facial expressions to broadcast their exact feelings and thoughts at the moment they were captured on camera. Which leads me to wonder, where did we learn to make those facial expressions in the first place?
According to lead study researcher Nadja Reissland, a senior lecturer at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom, it’s been found that within 24-35 weeks of gestation, the fetus is able to move his or her face. Although the babies’ facial movements are at times very minimal, parting their lips or wrinkling their nose, when connected altogether, they do not differ from the facial expressions we use to communicate to each other on a daily basis.
Photos such as these demonstrates the natural facial movements of an unborn child and how the simple evidence of life within the womb already pre-programming how we will one day appear in pictures on Facebook. Who knew we started posing for our Facebook pictures within the womb…? Maybe Mark Zuckerberg knew all along?
To read more about this topic please click on: http://www.livescience.com/15939-fetus-facial-expressions.html