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Prof David Perrett

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Bishop Wardlaw Professor

tel +44 01334 463044
fax +44 01334 463042
email dp@st-andrews.ac.uk
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Research overview

David Perrett studies how we recognise facial attributes and understand actions of others. Current projects include the nature of cues in the face to attractiveness and health; the impact of childhood, parental relationships and development across puberty on mate choice in adulthood; attraction to voice and to pheromones; decoding emotional expression and deception; sharing of attention; the role of expectations and cross modal integration in understanding actions; and the use of computer graphics to enhance recognition.   For more information see the Perception Lab.

Highlighted publications

Whitehead, RD, Re, D, Xiao, D, Ozakinci, G & Perrett, DI 2012, 'You are what you eat: Within-subject increases in fruit and vegetable consumption confer beneficial skin-color changes' PLoS One, vol. 7, no. 3, e32988. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032988
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0032988
Full text: http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/10023/3428/1/Whitehead2012pone.0032988.pdf
2012

Stirrat, MR & Perrett, DI 2010, 'Valid Facial Cues to Cooperation and Trust: Male Facial Width and Trustworthiness' Psychological Science, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 349-354. DOI: 10.1177/0956797610362647
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797610362647
2010

Stephen, ID, Law Smith, MJ, Stirrat, MR & Perrett, DI 2009, 'Facial skin coloration affects perceived health of human faces' International Journal of Primatology, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 845-857. DOI: 10.1007/s10764-009-9380-z
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-009-9380-z
Full text: http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/10023/3432/1/Stephen2009IntJPrim30_6FacialSkinColoration.pdf
2009

Coetzee, V, Perrett, DI & Stephen, ID 2009, 'Facial adiposity: a cue to health?' Perception, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 1700-1711. DOI: 10.1068/p6423
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1068/p6423
2009

Perrett, DI, Xiao, D, Barraclough, NE, Keysers, C & Oram, MW 2009, 'Seeing the future: Natural image sequences produce “anticipatory” neuronal activity and bias perceptual report' The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol. 62, no. 11, pp. 2081-2104. DOI: 10.1080/17470210902959279
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17470210902959279
2009

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