Article - study on name perception
I ran across an interesting article: "Do you look like your name? People can match names to faces of strangers with surprising accuracy." https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170227100804.htm The study discussed in the article controlled for "ethnicity, age and other socioeconomic variables." One of the comments made by the lead author: "Prior research has shown there are cultural stereotypes attached to names, including how someone should look. For instance, people are more likely to imagine a person named Bob to have a rounder face than a person named Tim. We believe these stereotypes can, over time, affect people's facial appearance."
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:53am