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The Whole Thing is Always Beautiful

If you have a fully functional parietal lobe, then you’ll be able to recognize and appreciate faces. Facial recognition in humans functions differently than other forms of object recognition. We usually don’t identify the individual pieces of a face, but its gestalt.

Any face, no matter how ugly, is whole and complete in itself. We don’t look at just the eyes, or just the nose, or just the mouth. We…