Item Details

The Face [electronic resource]: The Evolution of Beauty

ABC International
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Is there a universal characteristic that defines beauty? Has the human gene pool been altered over the millennia by a process of selection based on this characteristic? In this program, experts from Harvard, Yale, and the University of California explore facial evolution, the brain's specialized ability to recognize familiar faces, the ways in which expressions are used to actively and passively communicate, the intricacies of craniofacial surgery, facial recognition by computers, and the technology that can produce an artificially made face. In addition, prosopagnosia (the inability to recognize faces), Mobius syndrome (also known as dead face), and the reconstruction of a congenitally deformed face are investigated using case histories.
Release Date
1998
Run Time
53 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 02, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Evolution of Beauty
Contents
  • Biological Explanation for Faces (1:56)
  • Primitive Faces (2:03)
  • Facial Development in Utero (1:50)
  • Distinguishing Faces (2:04)
  • Face Recognition in the Brain (2:53)
  • Prosopagnosia (4:32)
  • Facial Symmetry and Sexual Partners (3:43)
  • Facial Expression (2:07)
  • Facial Interaction (2:11)
  • Fear Grimace and Facial Deception (2:38)
  • Social Signals (1:56)
  • Mobius Syndrome (3:45)
  • Artificial Faces (3:48)
  • Artificial Face Recognition Software (4:17)
  • Facial Features as Hormone Indicators (2:09)
  • Laser Resurfacing - Controlled Facial Burn (2:30)
  • Congenitally Deformed Face (5:59)
  • Credits: The Face: The Evolution of Beauty (0:40)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1998.
Publisher no.
8784 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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