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David Ian Perrett

School of Psychology & Neuroscience

Westburn Lane

St Andrews


KY16 9JP

United Kingdom


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Research overview

David Perrett studies how we recognise facial attributes and understand actions of others. Current projects include the nature of cues in the face to attractiveness and health; the impact of childhood, parental relationships and development across puberty on mate choice in adulthood; attraction to voice and to pheromones; decoding emotional expression and deception; sharing of attention; the role of expectations and cross modal integration in understanding actions; and the use of computer graphics to enhance recognition.


For more information see the Perception Lab.

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