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:

  • 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.
  • 29 August 2015 » We have a new paper on testosterone and women's makeup preferences in press now with Psychological Science. Claire Fisher is the first author.
  • 23 August 2015 » We have a new paper on infant face perception in press at Current Opinion in Psychology. Download free until 28 October 2015.
  • 12 August 2015 » As part of their annual award ceremony, the World Cultural Council grants “special recognition to a select number of talented researchers who early in their careers have had international impact through their research”. Lisa is one of 6 Scottish academics who will receive this award.
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