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Difference between primate graded and blended facial displays

 
 
ajudge1
 
Reply Sun 29 May, 2016 11:37 pm
I wondered if someone could elucidate the difference between graded and blended facial displays in primates, more specifically apes? I believe blended displays to arise from 2 or more prototypical parent expressions, whereas graded is the same expression at differing intensities? (as described by parr et al 2005) The reason I'm asking is because it's been proposed that the full play face is a blend of the bared teeth display and play face. However, could it be another explanation that it's the same display but at different intensity/grad? I've found there's not much known on how and why 3 laugh variants (3 types of playfaces) evolved in primates, wondering what others known on the topic, thanks.
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spooky24
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jun, 2016 06:20 am
@ajudge1,
A good question however without visual aids, and using text only, it would be difficult to explain. I can run down some if need be.
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