All in the Mind 17/5/2011 Radio 4:
"To read someone else’s emotion your own face needs to minutely mimic their facial expressions. When the brain gets feedback from the face it gets information on what that person is feeling. Botox, which paralyses those muscles reduces the ability to understand emotion."
Eek, so not only are the botoxed hiding their emotions, they can’t understand other people’s so well either. Plenty of scope for a downward spiral here.
…Er can’t see how I reply to a reply, 1-365 said
"That’s fascinating, scary and when you think about it not at all surprising. Think about the process when someone smiles at you, you smile back and THEN you feel happy too!"
yes, worse than I thought, the botoxed can’t feel??? At least spreading it down to eight year olds has raised some eyebrows (for those of us who can move them that is) ‘Botox Mom’ Loses Custody of Her 8-Year-Old Daughter