Application of this tool includes helping people with Asperger's or autism to recognize emotional expressions in their everyday interactions. Ekman began to review videotaped interviews to study people's facial expressions while lying. Ekman began researching facial expressions of emotions across cultures, he initially had the opposite view to Charles Darwin. He also found that human beings are capable of making over 10, facial expressions; only 3, relevant to emotion. TomkinsEkman shifted his focus from body movement to facial expressions.
He is the author of The Power Paradox:
The Seven Universal Facial Expressions
Hi David, Thanks for raising this. His contributions include the interpretation of scientific research into the roots of compassion, altruism, and peaceful human relationships. Brain, Face and the Emotion. University Fernando Pessoa Press. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.