why do we frown when concentrating?

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Offline annie123

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why do we frown when concentrating?
« on: 21/08/2012 02:18:08 »
Why do we clench our brow muscles when we are thinking hard or focusing on a problem? Does it do anything neurologically to help concentration?

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Re: why do we frown when concentrating?
« Reply #1 on: 21/08/2012 07:31:17 »
Yeah, absolutely correct. There are some muscles which expanded and contracted according to nerve's request which will help to concentrate more..


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Re: why do we frown when concentrating?
« Reply #2 on: 24/08/2012 15:09:05 »
When I frown in an exaggerated manner I am cutting off the periphery of my vision - I wonder if the idea is a throwback to visually concentrating on an object and blocking out distractions.  Historically, if we needed to put our full concentration on a prey-animal, a predator, or a hazards we would frown and kind squint to limit information to the important bit; and we still associate that concentration with frowning
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