Methods -- We tested whether 3D face images capture cues of strength, weight, and height better than 2D face images do by directly comparing the accuracy of strength, weight, and height ratings of 182 2D and 3D face images taken simultaneously. Strength, height and weight were rated by 66, 59 and 52 raters respectively, who viewed both 2D and 3D images.
Results -- In line with previous studies, we found that weight and height can be judged somewhat accurately from faces; contrary to previous research, we found that people were relatively inaccurate at assessing strength. We found no evidence that physical characteristics could be judged more accurately from 3D than 2D images.
Conclusion -- Our results suggest physical characteristics are perceived with similar accuracy from 2D and 3D face images. They also suggest that the substantial costs associated with collecting 3D face scans may not be justified for research on the accuracy of facial judgments of physical characteristics.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology|
|Early online date||26 Aug 2021|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2021|
- face perception
- 3D face images
- physical characteristics
- facial scans
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Holzleitner, I. J. (Contributor), Jones, A. L. (Contributor), Cassar, R. (Contributor), Medeiros Shiramizu, V. K. (Contributor), O'Shea, K. J. (Contributor), Fasolt, V. (Contributor), Jones, B. (Creator) & DeBruine, L. M. (Contributor), Open Science Framework (OSF), 10 Aug 2023