- Jan 22, 2005
You not gonna like it but that's actually scientifically verified fact and it has nothing to do with racism...Well racists often claim that whichever race they don't like all look the same and it's well known that any new Golf looks pretty much the same as the previous one, so there's always that.
^^^ That's a joke by the way, just in case anyone takes the above seriously....
The well-documented "other-race effect" — when people from races other than your own seem to look alike— may have to do with how our brains memorize faces, a new study suggests.
They All Look the Same: Why we are Unable to Distinguish Faces of Other Races (and Sometimes Our Own)
There’s a troubling psychological phenomenon that just about everyone has experienced but few will admit to; having difficulty distinguishing between people of different racial groups. This isn’t merely a nod to the denigrating expression “they all …
'You all look alike to me' is hard-wired in us, research finds: Less differentiation in other-race facial features occurs in the earliest cognitive processes
We are hard-wired to process -- or not process -- facial differences based on race. And that process occurs in the earliest filters of our thought process, according to newly published research.
If somebody says, "Well, they all look alike," one might assume that person to be a closet bigot. But in all likelihood, he's simply being honest about a well known limitation that plagues people of all colors: we humans are notoriously poor at distinguishing between the members of races...