Tag Archives: David Perrett

Ever noticed how the faces of couples often look a lot alike?

I notice it all the time, and perhaps this has something to do with being a super-recognizer. It seems to be especially common among couples that include a murderer or a politician. You should consider assortative mating or narcissism before you assume incest.

http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/1/4/400.short

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/147470490400200123

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886905003624

 

Can you spot a sex offender or a terrorist just by looking at their face?

Adee, Sally Controversial software claims to tell personality from your face. New Scientist. May 27th 2016.

Similar story also in print: Issue 3076. June 4th 2016.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2090656-controversial-software-claims-to-tell-personality-from-your-face/

 

Some prosopagnosia or face perception-related books for a general readership published this year

Perrett, David In Your Face: The New Science of Human Attraction. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

http://www.amazon.com/Your-Face-Science-Human-Attractiveness/dp/0230201296

Sacks, Oliver The Mind’s Eye. Knopf, 2010.

http://www.amazon.com/Minds-Eye-Oliver-Sacks/dp/0307272087#_

Dr Sacks describes his prosopagnosia and his agnosia for scenes in one chapter of this popular science book.

Sellers, Heather  You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know: A True Story of Family, Face Blindness, and Forgiveness. Riverhead Hardcover, 2010.

http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Look-Like-Anyone-Know/dp/1594487731/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1290256781&sr=1-1

This is a review of the new book You don’t look like anyone I know by Heather sellers. Includes a link to audio of story at All Things Considered at NPR.

Living With Face Blindness: Who Are You, Again? NPR. November 13th 2010.

http://www.npr.org/2010/11/12/131267727/living-with-face-blindness-who-are-you-again