What's the Weird Face We Make When We Touch Our Eyes?

What's the Weird Face We Make When We Touch Our Eyes?

Why does your mouth hang open and cause you to make a silly face when you use eye drops or put on mascara?

Hosted by: Stefan Chin

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Sources:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352587817300098
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Marcus Gunn Phenomenon


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7115148
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Image Sources:
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/human-eye-anatomy-vector-design-gm972749382-264768353
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Musculuspterygoideuslateralis.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gray778.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gray776.png
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/pretty-woman-bathrobe-applying-makeup-mascara-eyelash-in-in-the-kitchen-rolirt-kmjhhmiing

What's the Weird Face We Make When We Touch Our Eyes?