DeBruine LM (2009). Trustworthy or lust-worthy? How we respond to others who resemble us. British Science Festival in University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. September 2009.

We think of people who resemble us a bit like family, trusting them more, for example. So we should prefer those who resemble us – except in a romantic context! Work on computer-generated “virtual siblings” will show how different contexts affect when we do or do not prefer self-resemblance.

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