To Top. Schwartz, John. When our bicep muscle contracts, this pulls on a tendon connected to the bone in the forearm, flexing bending the arm at the elbow. They work as a pair to provide movement.
Louis Post-Dispatch , 24 April 1995. How many muscles does it take to Smile. Smiling makes us feel happier.
It actually takes more muscles to smile than to frown. This nerve exits the cerebral cortex and emerges from your skull just in front of your ears.Facial Muscles: Muscles of Expression
February 26, 2012 at 9: The smile -- transmitted either consciously or subconsciously -- is viewed across cultures as a sign of friendliness, especially when greeting someone.
Give us a smile! According to doctors we use only four muscles to smile, but when we frown we use 64 muscles — 16 times more. Tan, Paul Lee.
Frowns, too, are generally recognized as indicating sadness or disapproval. Announcing science made simple: Claim It takes a greater number of facial muscles to frown than it does to smile.
Dear Reader, Snopes. You've likely been told or read in a forwarded e-mail that it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown, and that, in light of this fact, you should smile more often.
Muscles work by contracting. Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations.