Neuroscience

Learning to see friendly faces in different places

Meaningful social interactions train visual cortex neurons to recognize a familiar face in different visual locations, suggests new research published in eNeuro. The study demonstrates how the brain learns to perceive other ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How the brain recognizes familiar faces

There's nothing quite like the rush of recognition that comes from seeing a familiar face. But scientists have been hard-pressed to explain how we identify well-known faces—or how that process differs from the way we perceive ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Familiar faces look happier than unfamiliar ones

People tend to perceive faces they are familiar with as looking happier than unfamiliar faces, even when the faces objectively express the same emotion to the same degree, according to new research published in Psychological ...

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