Angelo Mosso (1846–1910). Brain’s rule in physiognomic. A new face of pathological diagnosis
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Facial expressions are considered the vehicle by which we convey our emotions. Among them, fear, called the “primary emotion,” played an important role in our evolution. During the second half of the nineteenth century, Angelo Mosso (1846–1910 Turin, Italy) (Fig. 1) studied and classified fear and pain expressions. But he did more than that: he theorized that every expression of suffering corresponded to a peculiar kind of pain. This connection was the basis for the diagnosis method that he developed.
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