They had the neural network attempt to learn which facial physical features might be linked to first impressions of social traits. It may sound like a stretch, sure, but check this out. In some ways, our model parallels or makes explicit the kinds of judgment that might be relevant to casting directors, animators and portrait photographers who select or manipulate images to create certain impressions. But if they are contracted tightly, the subject might be more on the neurotic side. Psychologists think this may be an. Obviously, it’s not always this cut and dry.
But there is enough evidence out there to at least make us curious. The participants rated their first impressions of the people in the photos on social traits such as trustworthiness and dominance.