Brain Scans Show We Make Snap Judgments About Trusting Strangers

August 7, 2014 4:03 PM

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Brain Scans Show We Make Snap Judgments About Trusting Strangers

How do we know when to trust strangers? New research suggests we make that determination almost instantly -- simply by sizing up their faces.

Previous research revealed which facial features tend to be perceived as trustworthy -- such as a U-shaped mouth and big baby-like eyes. But the new study pinpoints exactly when the brain renders its judgment about trustworthiness.

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