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2013-11-07 12:41:53

Companies often put a personal face on products in an attempt to reach a deeper connection with consumers. New research suggests the same idea can be applied to social causes: Putting a human face on the campaign for a social cause actually increases support for it. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Researchers Hee-Kyung Ahn of Hanyang University, South Korea, Hae Joo Kim of Wilfrid Laurier University, and Pankaj...

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

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 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. A study published online Sept. 25, 2013 in the journal Psychological Science by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describes a series of experiments that demonstrates there is potentially more valuable...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Kids tend to put more trust into adults who are attractive, according to a new study published in the British Journal Of Developmental Psychology. The study discovered children are more likely to trust good-looking adults rather than unattractive ones. Researchers found children between the ages of four and five were a little superficial when determining whether or not to trust what an adult was telling them. "When learning about...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When the emotion matches the movement, such as when you sing "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!," children have an easy time figuring it out. A new study from Concordia University reveals that as early as 18 months of age, however, children can tell if the emotions and the reactions don't align properly. The study findings, published in Infancy: The Official Journal of the International Society on Infant Studies,...

2013-10-08 10:15:02

Researchers Find People Use Body Cues to Accurately Identify People Even When Faces are Obscured Subtle body cues allow people to identify others with surprising accuracy when faces are difficult to differentiate. This skill may help researchers improve person-recognition software and expand their understanding of how humans recognize each other. A study published in Psychological Science by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that humans rely on non-facial...

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

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Human beings frequently communicate without words through body language or facial expressions, but these can be altered...

2013-08-13 23:27:21

Face And Neck Aerobics is the new program for appearance care designed by Lea London, who always wants to teach people how to look younger quickly. A full Face And Neck Aerobics overview on the site Vkool.com shows if this beauty method is helpful for users to get. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Face And Neck Aerobics is the newly updated method for younger looking skin and appearance created by Lea London, who promises to guide people on how to look younger fast in an easy way. The...

2013-08-13 11:11:05

People who are feeling embarrassed are more likely to choose items that hide or 'repair' the face, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research indicates that feelings of embarrassment can be alleviated by using so-called 'restorative' products -- effectively helping people to "save face." "Previous research on embarrassment mainly documents that embarrassed individuals are motivated to avoid public...

Accuracy Of Face Identification Is In The Eye And Brain Of The Beholder
2013-07-24 09:09:16

University of California - Santa Barbara Though humans generally have a tendency to look at a region just below the eyes and above the nose toward the midline when first identifying another person, a small subset of people tend to look further down -- at the tip of the nose, for instance, or at the mouth. However, as UC Santa Barbara researchers Miguel Eckstein and Matthew Peterson recently discovered, "nose lookers" and "mouth lookers" can do just as well as everyone else when it comes to...


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