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» How the Brain Spots Faces

» How the Brain Spots Faces | Writing mag | Scoop.it

Our brains are made to find faces. In fact, they’re so good at picking out human-like mugs we sometimes see them in a jumble of rocks, a bilious cloud of volcanic ash or some craters on the Moon.


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Voting for a Face, Not a Candidate

Voting for a Face, Not a Candidate | Writing mag | Scoop.it

Since 2005, Todorov has conducted a number of studies, spanning numerous elections all over the world, and has come to a disconcerting conclusion: in many instances, we can be influenced in our vote by nothing more than the brief flash of a candidate’s face.


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How does our brain know what is a face and what's not?

How does our brain know what is a face and what's not? | Writing mag | Scoop.it
Objects that resemble faces are everywhere. Whether it’s New Hampshire’s erstwhile granite “Old Man of the Mountain,” or Jesus’ face on a tortilla, our brains are adept at locating images that look like faces.

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