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Believing is Seeing
September 2, 2009
Folk wisdom usually has it that "seeing is believing," but new research suggests that "believing is seeing" too--at least when it comes to perceiving other people's emotions. An international team of psychologists from the United States, New Zealand and France has found that the way we initially think about the emotions of others biases our subsequent perception (and memory) of their facial expressions.
University of California, San Diego
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