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Though humans generally have a tendency to look at a region just below the eyes and above the nose toward the midline when first identifying another person, a small subset of people tend to look further down –– at the tip of the nose, for instance, or at the mouth.
Over the millennia of human evolution, our brains developed a pattern of search based largely on environmental cues and scene context. It's an ability that has not only helped us find food and avoid danger in humankind's earliest days, but continues to aid us today, in tasks as banal as driving to work, or shopping; or as specialized as reading X-rays.
Scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara recently discovered that the best way to look at a person’s face is below their eyes, providing an explanation that is also linked to cultural background and other similar factors.
You're headed out the door and you realize you don't have your car keys.