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This facial expression is deemed one of 'the weirdest things' we can do

And because of its ambiguity, researchers have deemed it one of the 'weirdest things humans can do with their faces'. Unlike a smile, which is natural and less ambiguous, a wink is essentially a 'distortion of natural behavior'. Professor Robert Provine explained to New York Magazine that "winking involves the hijacking of the biological maintenance behavior of blinking in the service of social signaling.
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