When it comes to faces, context matters

​How we perceive faces depends on the context, but why is that? Humans experience this phenomenon daily. We look at hundreds of faces and make a judgment. Until recently, we had little knowledge of how our brain computes signals to skew our interpretation of faces. However, a recent study involving UC Davis Health researchers has identified the brain mechanisms that play a role in how we connect outside contexts to facial recognition and perceptions.  ​