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Having eyebrows was an evolutionary advantage

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Highly mobile eyebrows that can be used to express a wide range of subtle emotions may have played a crucial role in human survival, new research from the University of York suggests.

Like the antlers on a stag, a pronounced brow ridge was a permanent signal of dominance and aggression in our early ancestors, which modern humans traded in for a smooth forehead with more visible, hairy eyebrows capable of a greater range of movement.

Mobile eyebrows gave us the communication skills to establish large, social networks; in particular to express more nuanced emotions such as recognition and sympathy, allowing for greater understanding and cooperation between people.

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-eyebrows-brows-human-evolution.html

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RoofGardener

< raises left eyebrow > 

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seaturtlehorsesnake

haha, yes, finally i have the advantage!

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hetrodoxly

 

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Wickian

Does that mean people with uni-brows are technically handicapped?

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jaylemurph

I always knew that Mona Lisa chick was a retrograde.

--Jaylemurph

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Piney
11 hours ago, jaylemurph said:

I always knew that Mona Lisa chick was a retrograde.

--Jaylemurph

Did you ever think the Renaissance fad of shaving the eyebrows off was not just a "beauty" thing but so people would have a harder time reading your expressions. Like the Bene Gesserit in Dino De Laurentiis's  trainwreck version of Dune?

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Ozfactor

Botox can freeze eyebrows into one position , usually a shocked position and sometimes it raises only one eyebrow higher than the other creating a quizzical look .
They cant move their eyebrows and it gives them limited expression  
 

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Stiff

This springs to mind...

 

 

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hetrodoxly
23 minutes ago, Stiff said:

This springs to mind...

 

 

Who'd have thought :)

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Hankenhunter
On 4/9/2018 at 11:58 AM, seaturtlehorsesnake said:

haha, yes, finally i have the advantage!

Sharpies don't count.:P

Hank

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Galactic Goatman
On 4/10/2018 at 3:50 AM, hetrodoxly said:

 

 

Why do you forced this little slice of h#ll onto us? :P

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UFOwatcher

I always thought the brow (ridge) helped protect the eyes against bumping and also helped keep water from running down the forehead into the eyes obscuring vision.

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