Younger people can’t read emotions on wrinkled faces

(Photo Courtesy of Dr. Ursula Hess)

Having wrinkles adds well, a new wrinkle for young people trying to gauge the emotions seen on older people’s faces. A new study suggests that younger people may make more mistakes when judging the emotions of older folks.

To younger adults, age-related changes, such as wrinkles and folds, look like facial expressions, so they may interfere with the perception of emotion in an older face and perhaps convey the wrong message.

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