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Motor mimicry

The copying of facial expressions or body language based on observing someone else in distress.  An example would be wincing at witnessing someone being injured.  The person making the expression is not hurt in anyway and the reaction does not fit any their own situation.  It is simply responding to someone else in distress.
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Eva Silvertant
February 6, 2019
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