However, the face is key and a Facial Action Coding System designed by Dr Ekman and fellow psychologist Wallace Friesen allows investigators, interviewers or anyone asking questions to literally read people's expressions.
What does FACS stand for?
FACS stands for Facial Action Coding System
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We have 132 other meanings of FACS in our Acronym Attic
- Fonds d'Adaptation du Commerce Rural (French: Rural Trade Adaptation Fund)
- Fonds d'Aide à la Création Radiophonique (French: Radiophonic Creation Assistance Fund; Belgium)
- Foreign Assets Control Regulation
- First Alberta Campus Radio Association (Alberta, Canada)
- Florida Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
- Federal Advisory Council on Regional Economic Development
- Fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology
- Florida Association of Community Relations Professionals
- Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
- Department of Family and Community Services (Australia)
- Facilities Assignment and Control System (telecom)
- Facility Access Control System (Telecom)
- Facs Aids Cost Supervision (cost software hosted on sourceforge, under free software license GPL)
- Fair Access to Care Services (UK)
- Family & Community Services (various organizations)
- Family and Children's Services (US)
- Family And Consumer Sciences
- Fast Access to Critical Solutions
- Feature/Attribute Coding Standard
- Fédération des Amis des Chemins de Fer Secondaires (French railway association; est. 1957)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Researchers assessed individual and group interactions using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) and the Grouptalk model for speech behavior.
Paul Ekman created a taxonomy of facial expressions known as the Facial Action Coding system, which is currently being used by computer animators at Pixar (Toy Story) and DreamWorks (Shrek).
The Facial Action Coding System, or FACS, is primarily the brainchild of academic Paul Ekman.
According to the so-called Facial Action Coding System (FACS), the faces were standardized, and each expression displayed a specific combination of facial muscles typically associated with each feeling of emotion.