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socially disconnected
2014-09-10 02:30:49

Feeling socially disconnected may lead us to lower our threshold for determining that another being is animate or alive, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Face Recognition Technology May Put An End To Forgotten Passwords
2014-06-24 09:32:34

There is that old saying "I never forget a face," and that is why face recognition technology could be the basis for the future of passwords. Dubbed "Facelock" this concept could put an end to forgotten passwords.

The Most Social Monkeys Have The Most Distinct Facial Features
2013-11-20 15:05:36

A new study of Old World monkeys, published in the journal Nature Communications, has suggested that they rely on facial features to recognize each other, particularly for those primates living in larger groups.

2013-11-13 13:58:11

Why does it take longer to recognize a familiar face when seen in an unfamiliar setting, like seeing a work colleague when on holiday?

Kids Trust Attractive Faces
2013-10-28 13:46:10

Kids tend to put more trust into adults who are attractive, according to a new study published in the British Journal Of Developmental Psychology.

2013-10-08 10:15:02

Subtle body cues allow people to identify others with surprising accuracy when faces are difficult to differentiate.

It's Easier To Read Body Language Than Facial Expressions
2012-11-30 14:41:33

Conventional wisdom, and current theoretical models, indicates that one can examine another's facial expressions to judge if they have just hit the jackpot or lost everything in the stock market. A new study, however, says this just isn't the way it works.

2012-03-19 19:13:45

A team of researchers that includes a USC scientist has methodically demonstrated that a face's features or constituents – more than the face per se – are the key to recognizing a person.

Scientists Find How Our Brains Recognize Faces
2012-01-10 12:43:24

A new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) shines new light on how the human brain can recognize faces, as well as how it can discern actual faces from face-like images or objects.

2012-01-04 08:53:42

The left brain/right brain dichotomy has been prominent on the pop psychology scene since Nobel Laureate Roger Sperry broached the subject in the 1960s.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.