‘We are born hungry for faces’: why are they so compelling? - Deepstash
Our brains are eager to spot human faces

We are born to seek other people's faces. Babies less than 10 minutes old prefer a picture of a human face to other images. People can't resist seeing faces on tree trunks, cloud format...

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‘We are born hungry for faces’: why are they so compelling?

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We recognise people's faces instantly and without effort. We can recognise someone we know from a childhood photo. Although no one knows how this skill works, it seems to involve making a rough...

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Some people suffer from prosopagnosia - or face blindness - which affects about 2% of the population.

Prosopagnosiacs can't identify people from their faces. They will ...

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Now that the world is reopening once more and filling with real faces, not hidden behind masks or on screens, we hold their gaze for slightly longer, perhaps because eye contact feels like a new pr...

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