Introduction to Visage Demonstration Applet
Background: People throughout the ages have distinguished a great number of facial features and variations of these features in the human face.
This Visage demonstration application illustrates limited variations of some facial features.
There are many more features and variations, but it is difficult to represent this variety in a simple application.
By selecting features and variations, you can retrieve what various authors have interpreted these signs to mean.
Viewing the permanent facial features as a source of messages is called physiognomy;
and their interpretation, physiognomic inference. The facial features are in the following categories:
How to Use:
Each of the above facial features appears on a separate page, and each page illustrates variations of these facial features.
Access the pages by clicking on the Visage Navigator on the left.
Some feature variations are alternatives, only one of which can be selected (radio buttons).
Other facial features are singular and are either present or not (checkboxes).
In general, select features that are distinctive about the face you want to interpret.
Selected features should stand out in the face you are describing, i.e., characterize the face.
When you have selected the features that apply to the face you are describing, click the "Get ..." button.
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