Would you trust this face?

Talk about snap judgments: A recent study shows that our brains gauge the trustworthiness of a face before we even truly look at it. Researchers publishing their results in the Journal of Neuroscience revealed that the part of our brains that processes emotion, the amygdala, has deemed two features especially untrustworthy: downward-sloped eyebrows and flattened cheekbones.

Of course, we all know one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Still, this exhibition may put your skills to the test. Get to know this crew of cut-throat law breakers. It’s a killer show!

Ana Taylor, Assistant Photographer, August 7


Image: Journal of Neuroscience

Source: Nancie George, “Face Value: How Our Brain Decides Who We Can Trust,” Everyday Health,August 6