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2013-12-18 13:04:34

Do you have a forgettable face?

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?

2013-11-07 14:03:36

When a person is deemed trustworthy, we perceive that person's face to be more similar to our own.

2013-11-07 12:41:53

Companies often put a personal face on products in an attempt to reach a deeper connection with consumers.

Bodies Provide Important Cues For Recognizing People
2013-11-06 12:48:26

Computer recognition of people has focused almost exclusively on faces, but a new study suggests it may be time to take additional information into consideration.

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.

Infants Learn How To Match Emotions To Experiences Early On
2013-10-17 04:22:17

A new study from Concordia University reveals that as early as 18 months of age, infants can detect whether a person's emotions are justifiable in a particular context.

2013-10-08 10:15:02

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

Understanding Facial Expressions On World Smile Day
2013-10-04 09:26:55

In 1963, Massachusetts artist Harvey Ball created the iconic yellow smiley face, an international sign of goodwill and peace. Though the image is instantly recognizable, some Spanish researchers are questioning the power of the smile and suggest this expression could confuse our perceptions of others’ emotions.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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