04 July 2017

Are you a Mary or an Elizabeth?

Are you a Mary or an Elizabeth? People are surprisingly good at correctly matching photographs of complete strangers’ faces to their names. In a recent experiment, psychologists showed hundreds of volunteers photographs and asked them to guess the names of the people depicted. The participants turned out to be much better at picking the correct names than would be expected if random chance were at play. The researchers believe that this may, at least in part, have something to do with the cultural stereotypes we commonly associate with names.


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