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Lisa DeBruine

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  • University of Glasgow Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
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Research interests

face aftereffectsvisual adaptationattractivenessvoicesmasculinitykin recognitionfacial resemblancefaces


My main research interests are kin recognition, facial resemblance and face processing. Specifically, I am interested in how humans use facial resemblance to tell who their kin are and how people respond to cues of kinship in different circumstances. I am also interested in how the visual system learns about faces and what visual adaptation effects can tell us about the face processing system. I have published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals on these topics and am the co-founder of the Face Research Lab at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. I was appointed in 2011 to the Royal Society of Edinburgh's inaugural Young Academy. I am also involved in the running of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) and the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA).

Co-authors (113)

Publications (5)

  • Does the Interaction Between Cortisol and Testosterone Predict Men’s Facial Attractiveness?

    • Kandrik M
    • Hahn A
    • Han C
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  • Are men's perceptions of sexually dimorphic vocal characteristics related to their testosterone levels?

    • Kandrik M
    • Hahn A
    • Wincenciak J
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  • Cross-cultural variation in women's preferences for cues to sex- and stress-hormones in the male face

    • Moore F
    • Coetzee V
    • Contreras-Garduno J
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  • Looking like a leader-facial shape predicts perceived height and leadership ability

    • Re D
    • Hunter D
    • Coetzee V
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  • Menstrual cycle, trait estrogen level, and masculinity preferences in the human voice

    • Feinberg D
    • Jones B
    • Law Smith M
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Professional experience


Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow

July 2012 - Present

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen

June 2006 - June 2012(6 years)

Education history

PhD in Psychology

McMaster University

September 2000 - June 2004(4 years)

Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies

The University of Michigan

September 1999 - May 2000(8 months)

MS in Biology

University of Michigan

September 1998 - May 2000(2 years)

BSc in Biopsychology and Anthropological Zoology

The University of Michigan

September 1994 - May 1998(4 years)