Initial eye movements during face identification are optimal and similar across cultures.

@article{Or2015InitialEM,
  title={Initial eye movements during face identification are optimal and similar across cultures.},
  author={Charles C-F Or and Matthew F. Peterson and Miguel P. Eckstein},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 13},
  pages={12}
}
Culture influences not only human high-level cognitive processes but also low-level perceptual operations. Some perceptual operations, such as initial eye movements to faces, are critical for extraction of information supporting evolutionarily important tasks such as face identification. The extent of cultural effects on these crucial perceptual processes is unknown. Here, we report that the first gaze location for face identification was similar across East Asian and Western Caucasian cultural… CONTINUE READING

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