55 subtle and mixed emotions - each with a slow

motion video, a set of stills and a detailed description.

John Habershon PhD FRSA

John founded Momentum Research to offer clients new ways to conduct consumer research, not limited by tradition and practice. He has made System 1 nonverbal analysis integral to his qualitative research.

He started his qualitative research career at Cooper Research and Marketing (CRAM), later becoming a director of Consensus Research International and a board director of TNS.

John has a long-standing involvement in the psychology of emotions, holding a PhD from Imperial College, London.

He is the author of an app and two ebooks on nonverbal communications and has had a number of papers published on nonverbal communication in market research.

Manual Facial Coding

Our expertise comes from eight years and thousands of hours analysing the facial expressions and body language of consumers.

System 1 Thinking

Much is said about the importance of measuring the responses of the subconscious brain.

These expressions of emotion can come and go in less than a fifth of a second. This is the powerful, precise and reliable way to capture consumers’ System 1 responses.

email: johnhabershon@momentumresearch.co.uk



Improve your skills in recognising subtle signs of emotion.


The most comprehensive collection of subtle and mixed expressions of emotion.


55 videos of real people experiencing real emotions

- each with a description and set of stills


34 videos showing signs of positive and negative emotions

- each with a description of body language, identifying the key signs



The most comprehensive collection of subtle expressions of emotion, featuring real people expressing real emotions, from glee to embarrassment, from distress to enjoyment.


Consists of fifty-five examples of subtle emotions, taken from in-depth interviews on topics as wide as favourite brands, responses to new concepts and stressful events such as bereavement.


- each short video clip is shown first in real time, then in slow motion.

- each clip broken down into numbered stills which can be swiped through

- accompanied by detailed notes on changes to the face and body language


Contains three written chapters on facial expression reading, its history and place within today's neuroscience.


Designed for anyone who wants to sharpen their face reading skills, from market insight professionals, to all those in occupations involving face-to-face contact with customer, patients or students.


This ebook is a valuable tool to help boost emotional intelligence and empathy.



This interactive book is a learning tool designed for those on the autism spectrum, but is useful for anyone who wishes to sharpen their abilities in reading facial expressions.


It features twenty-eight video clips of real emotions being displayed. Each is accompanied by still images and a detailed description. The examples have been chosen because they are recognisable and not too difficult to interpret.


Students are asked to watch the video – first in real time, then in slow motion – and to identify three actions which occur in the few seconds in which the emotion is being displayed. This may be movements of the head, or a crinkling around the eyes, or a tightly closed mouth. Students are given six options and asked to identify three key actions.


In completing the quizzes in this ebook, students look at each video clip and think about what changes are happening in the face and body as the person shows emotions such as sadness, excitement, approval, or affection.


How does the face tell us when someone is experiencing enjoyment, worry, or embarrassment? How does it show in the body? The twenty-eight examples help to build an overall understanding of the general signs of negative and positive emotions.