Left gaze bias in humans, rhesus monkeys and domestic dogs

@article{Guo2008LeftGB,
  title={Left gaze bias in humans, rhesus monkeys and domestic dogs},
  author={Kun Guo and Kerstin Meints and Charlotte Hall and Sophie S Hall and Daniel Simon Mills},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={12},
  pages={409-418}
}
While viewing faces, human adults often demonstrate a natural gaze bias towards the left visual field, that is, the right side of the viewee’s face is often inspected first and for longer periods. Using a preferential looking paradigm, we demonstrate that this bias is neither uniquely human nor limited to primates, and provide evidence to help elucidate its biological function within a broader social cognitive framework. We observed that 6-month-old infants showed a wider tendency for left gaze… CONTINUE READING
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