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Discover more about Live Science and other research projects held at the Museum. Live Science is an ongoing project where scientists come into the Science Museum to carry out research using our visitors as volunteers.

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By Drs Jon Silas and Alexander Jones

Is there a link between you and me?

In our latest Live Science experiment researchers from Middlesex University are investigating the relationship between awareness of our own actions and empathy with others.

Dr.Allan Ponniah is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital, London. He has been involved in the latest Live Science experiment at the Science Museum – ‘Are your facial expressions unique?’ – run in collaboration with researchers from Imperial College London. Below he explores how the data gathered at Live Science could improve the lives of autistic children and people undergoing reconstructive surgery amongst many others. The human face is an incredible part of our bodies. It plays […]

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