First Impressions Are Mostly Based on Your Face

We’ve all met someone and almost instantly thought, “I could totally be friends with this person.” We’re not quite sure why we think that, but all it took was a few seconds to make that first impression. We might even take pride in such gut instincts, in our ability to “read” a person at a glance.

But a new study finds that most of our first impressions are based simply on a person’s objective facial features — and that, in many cases a computer model can accurately predict the first impr

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