The Perception Lab

The Perception Lab website is run by Dave Perrett. It is based in the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Research in the lab has been supported by BBSRC, British Academy, EPSRC, ESRC, S.I.N.A.P.S.E, and the Wolfson Foundation.

Ongoing research investigates different facets of face perception. What makes one person appear more trustworthy and leader-like than another? What is the basis of aesthetic judgments about why some colours of clothing suit one person more than another? What is the relationship between health and attractiveness, and which physiological factors influence this relationship? These are just a few of the topics studied.

Dave Perrett's recent publications