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Curious Kids: why do we have eyebrows?

By Christian Moro, Associate Professor of Science & Medicine, Bond University
Charlotte Phelps, PhD Student, Bond University
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Mummy, why do we have eyebrows? — Alexander, age 3, Brisbane.

What a great, eyebrow-raising question, Alexander!

Eyebrows come in a range of shapes, sizes and colours. They help make our faces unique. But there’s more to eyebrows than meets the eye.

Eyebrows help us express our feelings

Our eyebrows say a lot about how we are feeling. We scrunch our eyebrows when angry, and perk them up when surprised.


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