Category Archives: Face perception

The Walking Dead Sydrome

Since Halloween is coming up soon, its interesting to know that there are people walking around believing that they are actually dead. The Cotard delusion, or the walking corpse syndrome, is a rare mental illness that causes a person to believe … Continue reading

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Photographer Uses Neuroscience To Redefined The Meaning Of Beauty

This fascinating photographic project, titled the ‘Original Ideal’, is an impressive blend of neuroscience and photography and attempts to explore and reveal the deepest part of our personality – how we perceive ourselves. All subjects were placed in a minimal studio setting where … Continue reading

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New Technology May Reveal How Long You’ll Live

Facial recognition technology may soon become personal, as a group of scientists is working on a system that analyze an individual’s longevity prospects based on how his or her face has aged. The research is still in its early stages, but … Continue reading

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An Algorithm That Recognizes Faces Better Than People Can

Computer scientists are announcing they’ve made a program that is better at matching photos than people are, and this is the first time a program has performed better than people at recognizing people. The new algorithm, developed at the Chinese … Continue reading

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Change Blindness

Dan Levin and Daniel Simons conducted a person-change study, and found that about 50% of people didn’t notice they were talking to a different person. See the clip here: This sort of person-change rarely (if ever) happens in the world. You might assume, … Continue reading

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Beard Trend is ‘Guided by Evolution’

A study from 2013 (The role of facial hair in women’s perceptions of men’s attractiveness, health, masculinity and parenting abilities Evolution and Human Behavior 34 (2013) 236-241. doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2013.02.003) looked at men’s and women’s judgments of attractiveness, health, masculinity and parenting abilities for … Continue reading

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Brain Rewards Us for Looking at Pretty Faces

You probably saw dozens of people’s faces today, many more if you live in a city. You may not have been conscious of it, but you were subtly judging every one by its beauty. Your eyes are drawn to more … Continue reading

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