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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

TODAY'S IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION

A new study says you can guess this about a person 1 out of 4 times just by looking at them? Their name. (The study found that we can actually guess about one out of every four people's names just by looking at them. In the study, researchers showed participants a picture of a person's face and a list of four or five names. And they were able to correctly match the name to the face 25% to 40% of the time. If they were just guessing at random they should have only been correct 20% to 25% of the time. The researchers think it's because names have subtle stereotypes, like, quote, "[We] imagine a person named Bob to have a rounder face than a person named Tim." And over time, people wind up letting those stereotypes influence their appearance.)

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