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The face under the mask - what COVID-19 has taught us about face perception

What’s on offer?

This talk will be held online, and will take about 1 hour. Dr Estudillo will explore his research, and you will have the opportunity to interact, test your knowledge and share your thoughts throuhout the talk.

What’s it about?

We judge so much from faces - attributes like age, gender and identity, as well as how someone is feeling emotionally. So what happens when faces are partially covered? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot about how humans communicate and interact with each other, one of the most significant of which is the wearing of face masks.

Dr Alejandro Estudillo has been studying how face masks affect how we perceive faces - and what this can tell us about the psychology of face perception in general. At this online event we'll learn what this means for social interactions, but also issues of security, eyewitness identification and face-recognition technology.

Everyone is welcome to join us online from 6pm, where you can chat to each other and type questions for Alejandro, or just sit back and enjoy the talk. Either way, your microphone and camera will be disabled so everyone can focus on the speaker.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Alejandro Estudillo (Senior Lecturer in Psychology)

Open to

Open to anyone