Interest (emotion)  

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L'indifférent (1717) by  Antoine Watteau
L'indifférent (1717) by Antoine Watteau
At the Theater (The Melodrama) (c. 1860-64) by Honoré Daumier
At the Theater (The Melodrama) (c. 1860-64) by Honoré Daumier

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Interest is a feeling or emotion that causes attention to focus on an object, event, or process. In contemporary psychology of interest, the term is used as a general concept that may encompass other more specific psychological terms, such as curiosity and to a much lesser degree surprise.

The emotion of interest does have its own facial expression, of which the most prominent component is having dilated pupils.

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