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Lisa DeBruine
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Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Aberdeen
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Evolutionary Scientist and Face Researcher
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I am the co-founder of the Face Research Lab at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

My main research interests are kin recognition, facial resemblance and face processing. Specifically, I am interested in how humans use facial resemblance to tell who their kin are and how people respond to cues of kinship in different circumstances. I am also interested in how the visual system learns about faces and what visual adaptation effects can tell us about the face processing system. I have published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals on these topics.

I was appointed in 2011 to the Royal Society of Edinburgh's inaugural Young Academy. I am also involved in the running of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) and the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA).

I mostly post about science, especially evolutionary psychology, behavioural biology, and public science education. I have lived in the US, Canada and the UK, so my spelling is a bit random.
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  • McMaster University
    PhD Psychology, 2000 - 2004
  • University of Michigan
    MS Biology, 1998 - 2000
  • University of Michigan
    BS Biopsychology & Anthropological Zoology, 1994 - 1998
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My new blog post dissecting an infographic on the dangers of sitting.
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Another example of fake science reporting at the Daily Fail.
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My thoughts on a recent replication controversy

A couple days ago, a new paper appeared in PLoS One describing a series of studies that failed to replicate a set of classic priming studies. Yesterday, a news article appeared in Nature that grouped together this replication failure with cases of fraud. That's not a good thing. Follow the link to see why.

(+Gary Marcus has a nice New Yorker post on this same issue. I link to it in the blog post).
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Well it turned mine into a very polite little monster who cleans up after himself, shares well with others, speaks to babies in sign language, encourages and sticks up for younger kids, and who surprised the hell out of us by already knowing his alphabet, counting to 20 and potty usage when we decided it was time to start teaching him. He's a great little monster.
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My first blog post on Research the Headlines. This one is a personal tale of the strange story behind a Daily Mail "science" article about my lab's alleged research. You'll be surprised where I found that the story originated.
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I'm working on some new demos where you can make animated gifs of face transformations. I'd appreciate any advice on the interface.

http://faceresearch.org/demos/transform
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so I have a beard and where does that place me according to your second paragraph?
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