Emily E. Butler

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Automatic imitation is a cornerstone of nonverbal communication that fosters rapport between interaction partners. Recent research has suggested that stable dimensions of personality are antecedents to automatic imitation, but the empirical evidence linking imitation with personality traits is restricted to a few studies with modest sample sizes.(More)
The human face cues a range of important fitness information, which guides mate selection towards desirable others. Given humans' high investment in the central nervous system (CNS), cues to CNS function should be especially important in social selection. We tested if facial attractiveness preferences are sensitive to the reliability of human nervous system(More)
Imitation and facial signals are fundamental social cues that guide interactions with others, but little is known regarding the relationship between these behaviors. It is clear that during expression detection, we imitate observed expressions by engaging similar facial muscles. It is proposed that a cognitive system, which matches observed and performed(More)
The gene for the coagulation protein factor VIII contains several common restriction fragment length polymorphisms which can be used to analyse the pattern of inheritance of factor VIII alleles within families. This can be exploited to identify carriers of haemophilia, an X-linked inherited disorder characterised by deficiency of factor VIII. In this study(More)
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