Studies show that associating names with people by their faces is not something purely random.
Possibly, if you have had a child or plan to have one, you will not call him the same way as other relatives or, of course, people of whom you do not have good memories, right? Even so, it is possible to be guided by certain tastes after deliberation with your partner. Now, did you know that in science there is the Dorian Gray effect? It is a theory that allows us to prove how there is a certain resemblance between a person’s name and their appearance. This has been suggested by several studies carried out around the world.
Can a person have a name associated with their physique? This is exactly what studies that have been carried out from 2017 onwards suggest to us. These, moreover, have incorporated computer technology for the elaboration of certain profiles. We find ourselves, therefore, before a choice that, it could be so, is not due to chance. It is unknown why there may be some coincidence in the determination of the name, but it has been verified how the hit rate is always higher than its possible probability.
Let’s see, therefore, what studies support this incredible theory, Why is it a differential proposal? when it comes to science and, of course, to what extent it is possible to find a certain resemblance that can be related to a particular name. Here are the keys that allow us to understand a path of investigation that seems to escape reasoning.
Maybe there is a relationship between your name and your physical appearance
There may be some names that we assimilate to particular people, right? It might not be some kind of fluke. According to studies carried out as of 2017, a person’s face could be linked, in a certain sense, to a person’s name. In countries like Israel or France, important studies have been carried out that have shown how the hit rate was higher than that of each probability associated with each name.
In both cases, up to a total of 5 common names in each given area had to be associated with a given face. The probability, in each case, was 20%. In the studies of both cases it was possible to obtain success rates above 28%, which allowed us to establish that there was some bias in favor of one of the 5 alternatives. This, subsequently, has been verified after the analysis that has taken place thanks to the use of artificial intelligence programs.
This important advance allowed to enjoy a large database created from the data collected, which has made it possible to verify how there is a certain relationship between our name and the face. In fact, the computer programs used included up to 36,000 female faces with a total of 15 different female names and more than 58,000 male faces with up to 13 male names.
Is there an intrinsic relationship between names and physical appearance? Another study suggested that the very pronunciation of the name biases the person with her size. The clearest example is shown to us by Tim and Bob. If you were to predict who’s name is Tim, you’d probably think he’s big, while Bob would have a fatter body. However, this type of assessment They are tied exclusively to language.Therefore, there is no evidence in this regard.