At the time, the majority of the scientific community disagreed with this theory. Ekman believed that expressions were socially learned, and therefore culturally variable. For instance, if you were born and raised in America, you would display very different facial expressions of emotion than if you grew up in Asia. He would then ask the groups to judge what emotion they thought was being displayed in each photograph. The vast majority of the individuals from the five cultures agreed. Could it be that the reason they all agree is they have learned these expressions from the same place?