In this column, we provoke fresh thinking and round up some of the weird, wonderful, quirky, surprising – and shocking – stories out there What’s in a name? Apparently we can intuit people’s names because their name influences their facial appearance in adult life, suggests a study led by Dr Ruth Mayo and PhD candidate Yonat Zwebner at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The research, ‘We look like our names: The manifestation of name stereotypes in facial appearance’, in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112(4), pp527-554, 2017, consists of eight studies, including one experiment carried out by Zwebner […]

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