(TELEGRAPH) — It is common to hear the advice urging us not to rush to judge others.
However, it seems that we actually decide whether to trust someone else within a fraction of a second of meeting them, according to new research.
Psychologists have discovered that our brains automatically process a person's facial features with the first glance we have of them, helping us to form snap judgements about them before consciously perceiving their appearance.
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The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, tested people's reactions to faces that flashed up in front of them for a fraction of a second.