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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 (204)

Recent publications

  • Does Adult Sex Ratio Predict Regional Variation in Facial Dominance Perceptions? Evidence From an Analysis of U.S. States

    • Torrance J
    • Kandrik M
    • Lee A
    • et al.
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  • Individual-specific mortality is associated with how individuals evaluate future discounting decisions

    • Lee A
    • DeBruine L
    • Jones B
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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)


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)