Face Development in the Womb

Did you know?

Facial expressions of emotion are the most important and complex signal system humans have: the human face has over 40 muscles which are capable of making thousands of different facial expressions.

Evidence also shows that facial expressions begin in utero; data shows that laughing and smiling begin in the womb as early as 24 weeks and are very prevalent by 32.

Take a look at this interesting video of how faces develop in the womb and how the development of human faces are unique to our species.

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