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What are emotions?
Most people feel happiness, surprise, fear, sadness, disgust and anger at some time – these are the six basic emotions. There are over 600 words in English to describe them and we use 42 muscles in our faces to express them.
Scientists use these paddles to test a baby's built-in ability to recognise faces. They are on display in the Who Am I? gallery.
Which area of your brain controls emotions?
When did your neurons form?
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