First impressions


How much do we judge one another? Within a tenth of a second we form a strong impression of a stranger from their face. A few seconds more after listening to voice, scanning clothes and other features we are busy computing more assumptions. We’re fast to summarise judgements and slow to change our minds once we have made up a story that fits.

This video shows brilliantly how a perceived context – truthful or not – affects our judgement on how we literally ‘see’ other people.