Do the upright eyes have it?

  title={Do the upright eyes have it?},
  author={Atsushi Senju and Toshikazu Hasegawa},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  volume={13 2},
Eye contact is crucial for social communication. A perceived direct gaze facilitates detection, whereas face inversion diminishes this facilitative effect (Senju, Hasegawa, & Tojo, 2005). In the present study, we adopted a visual search paradigm to investigate why a direct gaze facilitates detection in an upright face, but not in an upside-down face. Upright eyes were found to facilitate detection even when other parts of the face were inverted or absent, whereas inverted eyes had no effect on… CONTINUE READING

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