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Conversation Starters: Pull a Face! The Science of Four-Legged Facial Mimicry

Now that scientists have discovered that face copying, or mimicking, isn’t just for social animals, how might this knowledge help us in the future? What kind of new technology can you imagine it inspiring?

Talk about who in your household, family or class makes the absolute funniest faces — is it a kid or a grown-up? Why do you think that is?

Find a partner to play try not to laugh with. Both of you get to make your funniest face ever and hold it, while your partner does the same. Whoever laughs first, loses the round.