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In recognizing faces, the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts

In recognizing faces, the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
How do we recognize a face? To date, most research has answered holistically: We look at all the features simultaneously and, perceiving the relationships among them, gain an advantage over taking in each feature individually.
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Want your enemies to trust you? Put on your baby face

Want your enemies to trust you? Put on your baby face | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Do baby-faced opponents have a better chance of gaining your trust? By subtly altering fictional politicians' faces, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem examined whether minor changes in appearance can affect people's judgment about "enemy" politicians and their offer to make peace

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Evolution is written all over your face

Evolution is written all over your face | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Why are the faces of primates so dramatically different from one another? Biologists serving as "evolutionary detectives" studied the faces of 129 adult male primates from Central and South America, and offer answers.
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The Brain Acts Fast To Reappraise Angry Faces

The Brain Acts Fast To Reappraise Angry Faces | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

If you tell yourself that someone who's being mean is just having a bad day - it's not about you - you may actually be able to stave off bad feelings, according to a new study

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At what age do babies enter the uncanny valley?

At what age do babies enter the uncanny valley? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

In the 1970s, the roboticist Masahiro Mori noticed a curious phenomenon. As robots became more human-like, their appeal increased but only up to a point. When their human likeness became too realistic (but still not perfect), their appeal plunged.

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The Hidden Face Within

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One of these two images contains a hidden picture of a face. Which one? This was the question faced by participants in a remarkable psychology experiment just published, Measuring Internal Representations from Behavioral and Brain Data.

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Our brain's fusiform "face" area is about holistic processing of any familiar complex visual input.

Our brain's fusiform "face" area is about holistic processing of any familiar complex visual input. | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

FFA may not only mediate human expertise in face recognition but, supporting the expertise hypothesis, may mediate the automatic holistic processing of any highly familiar multipart visual input.

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Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Judge a Man by His Face

Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Judge a Man by His Face | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

How do we perceive someone we’ve only just met? How do we judge him, assign him to some sort of category in our mind, explain to ourselves what he is and what he is likely to be?

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