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Love at second sight: Sequential dependence of facial attractiveness in an on-line dating paradigm | Scientific Reports
we are more likely to rate a face as attractive when the preceding face was attractive than when it was unattractive
face  beauty 
4 weeks ago by patrickandrews
BBC - Travel - Japan’s unusual way to view the world
The appreciation of transient beauty is at the heart of some of Japan’s most simple pleasures, such as the annual celebration of cherry blossoms (Credit: Alex Ramsay/Alamy)

The dents and scratches we bear are all reminders of experience, and to erase them would be to ignore the complexities of life. By retaining the imperfect, repairing the broken and learning to find beauty in flaws – rather than in spite of them – Japan’s ability to cope with the natural disasters it so often faces … [more]
wabisabi  entropy 
10 weeks ago by patrickandrews
Psychologists' face off reveals humans can recognise 5,000 people | Science | The Guardian
Through a series of recall and recognition tests on volunteers, the researchers discovered that the human ability to recognise faces varies enormously. The study found that people know between 1,000 and 10,000 faces of friends, family members, colleagues and celebrities, with most racking up about 5,000.
face  recognition  vision 
october 2018 by patrickandrews
Here’s the science behind the Brexit vote and Trump’s rise | Michele Gelfand | Opinion | The Guardian
communities that face financial danger – hunger, poverty, bankruptcy – and higher occupational hazards, are substantially tighter. This helps explain why those on low incomes have consistently told us they desire strong rules and leaders. In fact, when we ask respondents to free-associate from the word “rules”, low-income subjects consistently write positive words such as “good”, “safe” and “structure”, while wealthier ones write down words such as “bad”, “frustrating… [more]
rule  society  culture 
september 2018 by patrickandrews
The Fascinating Science Behind Why We See 'Faces' In Objects | Mental Floss
Research has shown that rhesus monkeys see illusory facial features on inanimate objects such as toasters or sliced vegetables.
face  recognition  vision  pareidolia 
may 2018 by patrickandrews
Adults' Brains Are Built To Recognise Faces Better Than Kids' Brains | Gizmodo UK
they analysed the brains of a group of kids and adults with advanced MRI techniques, delivering face and place recognition tests to their subjects. The results showed more structural complexity in certain parts of the brain in the adults than in children, matching improvements in the subjects’ ability to recognise faces
brain  face  recognition 
january 2017 by patrickandrews
Fish Can Recognize Faces, a Surprisingly Human Skill
In experiments, Siebeck and colleagues found the 3.5-inch (9-centimeter) long damselfish can discriminate between individual faces of their own species and those of a similar species, the lemon damselfish. They could also tell the difference between different individuals of their own species.
fish  face  pattern  recognition 
october 2015 by patrickandrews
What It’s Like to Be Profoundly Face-Blind -- Science of Us
Say I showed you a bowl of fruit for 20 seconds. You would remember it as a bowl of fruit. If I let some time pass and asked you to tell me where the apple, pears, and bananas were positioned, you probably wouldn’t be able to. You would have to stare at that bowl of fruit, and commit it to memory, and you would have to know that you had to commit it to memory when you were looking at it.

To tell people apart I have to find a distinguishing feature. And context is huge. If I’m expecting to… [more]
prosopagnosia  vision  face 
july 2015 by patrickandrews

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