Statistical learning shapes face evaluation The belief in physiognomy—the art of reading character from faces—has been with us for centuries. People everywhere infer traits (for example, trustworthiness) from faces, and these inferences predict economic, legal and even voting decisions. Research has identified many configurations of facial features that predict specific trait inferences, and detailed computational…

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Daniel Wigboldus and I wrote a commentary on Klaas Sijtsma’s “Playing with Data—Or How to Discourage Questionable Research Practices and Stimulate Researchers to Do Things Right” Psychometrika paper. Read it here in open access (and click here for the commentary on our commentary). An interesting discussion about the message of the commentary is emerging on the…

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If you have generated reverse correlation stimuli with my older python script and now want to analyze your data with the much more user friendly rcicr, feel free to download these two PythonR Conversion scripts. Then follow these steps: 1) Make sure you have rcicr version 0.3.0 or higher installed. Currently, this means you have to…

Read More Using rcicr with data based on the older python scripts