The majority of people think that eyebrows help keep rain and sweat out of our eyes but the truth is they have a very important social function. In actuality they reflect the inner psychological and emotional environment of a person staggeringly quick and with precision.
Eyebrows are silent indicators from which we can learn much. Under more careful scrutiny they can reveal the social instincts of the person sitting across from you, as well as their identity, sex, age and inner beauty.
It's hard not to notice the eyebrows on the face of a person. Even from a distance, it's as if they blur the rest of the face and our gaze focuses right on them. Thanks to the muscles located above our eyes, our eyebrows can freely reflect our inner reaction to events in the outside physical world.
Experts are unanimous that it is not our eyes but our eyebrows that mirror reactions. Confusion, disagreement, surprise, hostility, interest, strain, playfulness and much more can be seen in a face thanks to the flexible curvature of our eyebrows. It's obvious that they are of prime significance for emotional expression. Try to imagine a really surprised or angry person with unmoving and neutral eyebrows.
Sometimes it's not even necessary for their movement to be sharp and obvious. With the nearly imperceptible flexing of the muscles above the eyes you directly reveal your immediate evaluation and unspoken preferences. The sharp frowning of the eyebrows and wrinkling of the nose happen in response to the things you don't like.
What's even more surprising is that the eyebrows can play a role not only in emotional expression but in emotional perception as well. No doubt, along with the rest of the face and body, the eyebrows can spontaneously imitate the emotions of other people with whom you interact in various social situations, even when these social events are limited to images on the computer screen, in a sort of interpersonal resonance.
But with the advancement of modern plastic surgery, a lot of people are losing this useful social instrument. Botox blocks the muscles above the eyes. This can cause you to lose numerous social skills - of persuasion or establishing social contacts. Botox kills the ability for the person's emotions to be recognizable.
Just like the muscles around the mouth that enable us to smile, there is a system of feedback from the eyebrows to the brain, which affects the thoughts, emotions and perception of the outside world.