The Face Research Lab is run by Ben Jones and Lisa DeBruine and is based in the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow.

Our research on face perception has been funded by the ERC (Europe), ESRC (UK), Wellcome Trust (UK), National Science Foundation (USA), Nuffield Foundation (UK), and NSERC (Canada). We currently hold two ERC grants (OCMATE and KINSHIP) worth a total of €3.4M.

Visit, our online psychology testing website where the Face Research Lab is running a number of short, interesting online psychology experiments about face and voice preferences. It was recently listed by the New York Times as one of the Best Online Psychology Tests. You can also learn about the technology we use for face research.

Special issue Face perception: social, neuropsychological and comparative perspectives, the special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B guest edited by Anthony Little, Benedict Jones and Lisa DeBruine.

Recent News:

  • 02 September 2016 » Lisa will be speaking on kinship at the OUPS Annual Conference in Warwick.
  • 22 June 2016 » We are now accepting applications for a postdoctoral position. The post-holder will contribute to a ERC-funded project on "How do humans recognise kin?" working with Dr Lisa DeBruine. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in at least one of the following areas: experimental social psychology, biological psychology, behavioural biology, genetics, or computer graphics. This post has funding for up to 4 years. Applications are due by 10 July, 2016.
  • 19 June 2016 » Our Face Facts demo will be one of the exhibits at the Glasgow Science Festival's Science Sunday.
  • 19 May 2016 » Lisa was one of 10 invited speakers at The Human Face in Economics workshop held at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse.
  • 24 February 2016 » Congratulations to Alec Beall, who was awaded a 2-year SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to work in our lab on tradeoffs between mating and arenting effort.
  • 22 January 2016 » Congratulations to Anthony Lee, who was awarded a 2-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to work in our lab on his project, “A data-driven, multivariate approach to human mate preferences”.
  • 06 January 2016 » Welcome to our newest postdoc, Anthony Lee, who is starting a 5-year position working on Lisa's ERC project.
  • 02 December 2015 » We have a new paper in press at Psychoneuroendocrinology on testosterone and women's reported intrasexual competitiveness.
  • 25 October 2015 » Amanda Hahn was featured by Salimetrics as a World Leader in Salivary Bioscience.
  • 19 October 2015 » Welcome to our newest postdoc, Iris Holzleitner, who is starting a 5-year position working on Lisa's ERC project.
  • 13 October 2015 » We have a new paper on vocal parameters that predict body shape in men and women now in press at Animal Behaviour.
  • 01 October 2015 » Lisa's 5-year, 2M, ERC grant, “How do humans recognise kin?”, starts today.
  • 30 September 2015 » Karin Wolffhechel and we have just had a paper on Testing the utility of a data-driven approach for assessing BMI from face images accepted by PLoS One.
  • 02 September 2015 » Congratulations to Chengyang, who has had his first paper accepted for publication. It is in press with American Journal of Human Biology and investigates the relationships among salivary cortisol, adiposity and facial appearance in women.
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