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Who’s that? Look just below the eyes


In the first crucial moment of determining another person’s identity, gender, and emotional state, we often glance just below the eyes.

“For the majority of people, the first place we look at is somewhere in the middle, just below the eyes,” says Miguel Eckstein, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

“It’s pretty fast, it’s effortless—we’re not really aware of what we’re doing.”

Find out why at Futurity.

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Photo credit: UC Santa Barbara

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