As a social species, humans are drawn naturally to differentiate people on many different dimensions, such as identity, sex, age, ethnicity, emotion, and personality. This talk aims to review the science on face processing, and pay attention to two specific issues: (1) Why do faces of ethnicities different from ourselves all appear to “look the same”? (2) Are personality judgments that we make about a face (e.g., Is the person trustworthy?) just our intuitions, or do we perceive this information directly from the face itself?
William Hayward, Dean of Social Sciences, Professor of Psychology, University of Hong Kong
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
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