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  • Lin, C., Bulls, L. S., Tepfer, L. J. , Vyas, A. D., Thornton, M. A., (2023). Advancing naturalistic affective science with deep learning. PsyArXiv.
  • Cao, R., Zhang, N., Yu, H., Webster, P. J., Paul, L. K., Li, X., Lin, C., & Wang, S. (2022). Comprehensive social trait judgments from faces in autism spectrum disorder. PsyArXiv.
    [Preprint] [Data & Code] [Preregistration]
  • Lin, C., & Thornton, M. (2021). Fooled by beautiful data: Visualization aesthetics bias trust in science, news, and social media. PsyArXiv.
    [Preprint] [Data & Code] [Preregistration][Poster]
  • Lin, C., & Thornton, M. (2021). Linking inferences of traits and mental states: evidence for bidirectional causation. PsyArXiv.
    [Preprint] [Data & Code] [Preregistration][Video]
  • Cao, R., Wang, J., Lin, C., Rutishauser, U., Todorov, A., Li, X., Brandmeir, N., & Wang, S. (2020). Feature-based encoding of face identity by single neurons in the human medial temporal lobe. bioRxiv.


  • Lin, C., Keles, U., Thornton, M. A., & Adolphs, R. (accepted in principle, Stage 1 registered report). Trait impressions from faces shape mental state inferences. Nature Human Behaviour.
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  • Lin, C., & Adolphs, R. (2022). Trait impressions from faces depend on the goals of the perceiver: Commentary on Sutherland and Young. British Journal of Psychology.
  • Cao, R., Lin, C., Li, X., Todorov, A., Brandmeir, N., & Wang, S. (2022). A neuronal social trait space for first impressions in the human amygdala and hippocampus. Molecular Psychiatry.
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  • Cao, R., Lin, C., Brandmeir, N., & Wang, S. (2022). A human single-neuron dataset for face perception. Scientific Data.
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  • Yu, H., Cao, R., Lin, C., & Wang, S. (2022). Distinct neurocognitive bases for social trait judgments of faces in autism spectrum disorder. Translational Psychiatry.
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  • Lin, C., Keles, U., & Adolphs, R. (2021). Four dimensions characterize attributions from faces using a representative set of English trait words. Nature Communications, 12 (1), 1-15.
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  • Keles, U., Lin, C., & Adolphs, R. (2021). A cautionary note on predicting social judgments from faces with deep neural networks. Affective Science, 2, 438-454.
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  • Lin, C., Keles, U., Tyszka, J. M., Gallo, M., Paul, L., & Adolphs, R. (2020). No strong evidence that social network index is associated with gray matter volume from a data-driven investigation.Cortex, 125, 307-317.
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  • Lin, C., & Alvarez, R. M. (2020). Personality traits are directly associated with anti-Black prejudice in the United States. PLoS ONE, 15(7), e0235436.
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  • Lin, C., Adolphs, R., & Alvarez, R. M. (2018). Inferring whether officials are corruptible from looking at their faces. Psychological Science, 0956797618788882.
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  • Lin, C., Adolphs, R., & Alvarez, R. M. (2017). Cultural effects on the association between election outcomes and face-based trait inferences. PLoS ONE, 12(7), e0180837.
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