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Facial features are the key to first impressions

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Approachability dimension

Animation showing changes in facial features associated with the Approachability dimension. Does this person want to harm me, or will they help me? The video starts with the unapproachable-looking face and moves toward an approachable-looking face and then back again. It can be looped. Credit: PNAS.

 Youthful-Attractiveness dimension

F2 Caption: Animation showing changes in facial features associated with the Youthful-Attractiveness dimension. Might this person be a suitable romantic partner (or love rival)? The video starts with the older, less attractive-looking face and moves toward a younger, more attractive-looking face and then back again. It can be looped. Credit: PNAS

Dominance dimension

F3 Caption: Animation showing changes in facial features associated with the Dominance dimension. Does this person have the capacity to carry out their intentions toward me? The video starts with least dominant appearance and moves toward the most dominant-looking face and then back again. It can be looped. Credit: PNAS.