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Whom Do We Fear or Trust?

August 5, 2008

trustworthy face A pair of Princeton psychology researchers have developed a computer program that allows scientists to analyze better than ever before, what it is about certain human faces that makes them look either trustworthy or fearsome. In doing so, they have also found that the program allows them to construct computer-generated faces that display the most trustworthy or dominant faces possible. Full Story

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