Botox and Emotion

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Botox: The telltale frozen foreheads and cheeks are ubiquitous symbols of vanity and status here in L.A. But recently, researchers have looked at other, non-cosmetic uses for Botox. One study published this year bolstered a theory that the injections may help relieve depression. The idea is that when our faces are less able to express negativity, our feelings follow along.

Credits

Guests:
Taffy Brodesser-Akner - journalist - @taffyakner, Lisa Barrett - Northeastern University

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott