Latest Eye contact Stories

Power Of Eye Contact Myth Debunked
2013-10-02 14:58:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online You may have heard that making eye contact is an effective way to help communicate an important message or make an effective point, but new research published in the journal Psychological Science found that eye contact may actually make people more resistant to ideas that they aren’t inclined to agree with. "There is a lot of cultural lore about the power of eye contact as an influence tool," said study author Frances Chen, a...

Why Do We Look For Eyes First
2012-11-01 06:14:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study suggested and conducted by a 12-year-old scientist finds that humans are hard-wired to process monsters, humanoids and other fictional creatures the same way we process our fellow humans. The research showed that people look for social, behaviorally pertinent information in the eyes of others -- even in creatures that may not look like any other known species. The study was led by father and son team Alan Kingstone...

2012-02-06 13:37:18

Cultural differences between the West and East are well documented, but a study shows that concrete differences also exist in how British and Chinese people recognize people and the world around them.  Easterners really do look at the world differently to Westerners, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). "British and Chinese people process visual information in very different ways," explains researcher Dr David Kelly from Royal Holloway,...

2012-01-06 06:11:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Many people consider their dogs as a member of their family; often times treating their furry friends like one of their own kids. "Increasing evidence supports the notion that humans and dogs share some social skills, with dogs´ social-cognitive functioning resembling that of a 6-month to a 2-year-old child," Jozef Topal, of the Hungarian Academy of Science was quoted as saying.  Just like human infants, dogs pick up not only on words, but they are also...

2005-04-22 09:40:29

A stranger's gaze may mean a lot, a new study says HealthDay News -- When a woman walks into a crowded room, what her eyes do in the first few seconds may determine how attractive she is to any man meeting her gaze. If she turns her eyes deliberately toward a particular man, he immediately rates her as more likeable and physically attractive, new research shows. If she glances at him but then turns her eyes away, that same man will rate her as considerably less sexy. "Our impressions of...

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