How we extract information from the eyes

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Friday, 04 September 2020


Face masks might be important for public health right now but there’s no doubt that they’ve changed the way we interact with each other. With our mouths obscured, we’ve probably all found ourselves putting extra effort into communicating using our eyes. But what if all the exaggerated stares and eyebrow gymnastics are unnecessary? There’s plenty of evidence that most people are actually really good at reading the emotions of others through their eyes.

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