Posted by Same Journey Apr 23, Blog. It depends on what kind of frown or smile you use. After all, it could take more muscles to force a smile for a photo than it does to do a resting frown.
But is the saying true? Does it really take more muscles to frown than to smile? While the origins of the phrase is unknown, one thing is certain.
Find out how many muscles it takes to smile at HowStuffWorks. Some claim it takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but open Aunt Milda's chain There are 43 muscles in the face, most of which are controlled by the seventh cranial. A frown is a facial expression in which the eyebrows are brought together, express the universal emotions, some humans have more muscles in their face and may use more of them when smiling or frowning.
The human face is powered, depending on how you count them, by between 23 and 43 muscles, many of which attach to the skin, serving no obvious function for survival. Tugging on the forehead, eyebrows, lips and cheeks, the muscles broadcast a wealth of information about our emotional state, level of interest and alertness. It is a remarkably efficient means of communication—almost instantaneous, usually accurate, transcending most language and cultural barriers.
The human face is composed of multiple muscles that control the fine movements that produce facial expressions. The human face is composed of numerous muscles that control fine movement to produce facial expressions. Unlike other muscles, these muscles originate on the bone or fascia of the face and attach directly onto the skin, allowing it to be manipulated.
You contract the muscles beneath your skin as a form of non-verbal communication. Unlike your other skeletal muscles which attach to your bones, your facial muscles attach to other muscles or to your skin. This means that a tiny contraction in one of the muscles in your face pulls your facial skin and changes your expression.
People wear a variety of smiles in their lifetimes — some revealing and others concealing. We smile when we win, and we grin to suppress chagrin. A smile can be knowing, winning or false.
Random musings of an anatomist turned medical student. The focus is human anatomy: anatomy myths, weird anatomy, anatomy in the news, clinical pearls, etc. A long time ago I heard the adage that it takes something like 43 muscles to frown but only 17 muscles to smile, ergo, we should just smile because it's easier.