How women and men view faces
A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London used a special device to track eye movements of nearly 500 people while they were looking at faces on a computer screen. The experiment lasted for 5 weeks.
Apparently, women pay more attention to the left side of a face. In addition, females spend more time exploring faces, Science Daily reports.
The findings cannot be regarded as accidental due to the large number of participants. Besides, people’s ethnicity didn’t matter—representatives of more than 60 nationalities were involved in the test.
The scientists say that they can now determine the gender of a person only by the movement of eyes. The method had been proven correct 80% of the time.
The main author Dr. Antoine Coutrot underlines that it is the first evidence of gender-based differences in how people view things.
During the experiment, the participants looked at faces of different actors via Skype-like interaction. People also reported how much eye contact they were comfortable with. The total duration of the test was about 15 minutes.
So, now you know. Ladies spend more time studying your face than you do looking at theirs. It’s another reason why you really need a good photo in your profile!