face perception

Study: Facial Cues Indicate Sickness
Diana Kwon | Jan 3, 2018 | 2 min read
Pale skin and hanging eyelids are tell-tale signs of apparent illness.
Criticism for Craig Venter’s “Face-Prediction” Software
Catherine Offord | Sep 11, 2017 | 2 min read
The tool cannot predict a person’s face from DNA, say researchers—including some listed as coauthors on the publication. 
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 14, 2017 | 4 min read
The brains of Polistes paper wasps express different genes when identifying faces than when distinguishing between simple patterns, a study finds.
Primates Use Simple Code to Recognize Faces
Abby Olena, PhD | Jun 1, 2017 | 3 min read
Researchers could reconstruct the faces a monkey saw from the patterns of neuronal activity in a certain area of the brain.
Probing Canine Face Recognition
Jef Akst | Mar 4, 2016 | 2 min read
Dogs trained to stay still in an MRI machine show activity in the temporal cortex when shown a human face.
Cerebral Sleuths
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2014 | 3 min read
For neuroscientists, experimental results converge to help crack the case of how the brain functions.
A Face to Remember
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2014 | 10+ min read
Once dominated by correlational studies, face-perception research is moving into the realm of experimentation—and gaining tremendous insight.
Seizing the Opportunity
Kerry Grens | Oct 31, 2014 | 1 min read
Ron Blackwell helps neuroscientists map the circuitry of face perception by letting them stimulate his brain with electricity.