Why is your smile contagious?
Start your day with an Attractive Inviting Smile!
The dictionary explains the word “smile” as an amused facial expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and the front teeth exposed.
Smiling is more than just exposing teeth. We automatically copy the facial expressions of others. This is a very natural response.
Smiling has hormonal and physiological consequences which make us feel better and want to enjoy life more. Your adorable smile will self -medicate and heal others around you.
Body language researchers have set up a full category scheme for the different smiles.
A very interesting fact is that zoologists noticed that chimpanzees have two smiles: a submission face (lips retracted, teeth exposed) and a play face (lower jaw dropped and corners of the mouth pulled back).
The submission face is designed to appease, calm and comfort others around them. Humans have real or fake smiles. What a horrid feeling when you notice the smile you are receiving is in fact artificial.
False smiles are mostly just pretentious to show enjoyment and agreement. These are easily noticeable because they involve the mouth and not the eyes. Rather smile from the heart.
Smiling happens without much thought. When you watch a friend do something silly or embarrassing, you smirk. When a police officer lets you off without a ticket, you grin.
Did you know that smiling also triggers activity in your brain? There is a mind-body connection in your left frontal brain cortex.
This work wonders when you smile as this is the area of your brain that registers happiness.
The cerebrum cortex is the most highly developed part of the human brain and is responsible for thinking and understanding language. Most information processing occurs in the cerebral cortex.
So, go on and spread your eye-catching and most adorable smile to the first person you see.