Die Welt: Sie haben jemanden gerade erst kennen gelernt und trotzdem überkommt Sie bereits nach wenigen Minuten ein mulmiges Gefühl. Ihr Bauchgefühl sagt Ihnen, dass Sie dieser Person besser nicht vertrauen sollten. Doch wieso wirken manche Menschen auf uns eigentlich vertrauensvoll und andere nicht? Könnten Sie mit dem Finger darauf More
Discovery News: Humans often make snap judgements about who to trust. Most people will say “I didn’t like the look of that person,” but what that means, exactly, has been elusive. Now a robot is helping to tease that out. At Northeastern University, psychology professor David DeSteno wanted to see More
Scientific American: Most of us are no stranger to this scenario: A group of friends sits down to a meal together, laughing, swapping stories, and catching up on the news – but not necessarily with the people in front of them! Nowadays, it’s not unusual to have one’s phone handy More
The New York Times: How do we decide whether to trust somebody? An unusual new study of college students’ interactions with a robot has shed light on why we intuitively trust some people and distrust others. While many people assume that behaviors like avoiding eye contact and fidgeting are signals More
The Huffington Post: Lying: Everyone does it, even though we know we shouldn’t. So what makes us do it? Desire for acceptance, preservation of self-esteem, not wanting to get in trouble — any number of things can play a part. But according to a new study that will be published More
People face this predicament all the time—can you determine a person’s character in a single interaction? Can you judge whether someone you just met can be trusted when you have only a few minutes together? And if you can, how do you do it? Using a robot named Nexi, Northeastern More
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