Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gender-linked vision research

Guys' eyes are more sensitive to small details and moving objects, while women are more perceptive to color changes, according to a new vision study that suggests men and women actually do see things differently.  Research has shown women have more sensitive ears and sniffers than men. Previous research found that men and women also focus differently. In experiments at the University of Southern California, researchers found that men are likely to fixate on the mouth of a person in conversation and also are more likely to be distracted by movement behind that person. Meanwhile, women tend to shift their gaze between a speaker's eyes and body, and they are more likely to be distracted by other people, the researchers found. This study could impact visual literacy education.
Abramov, I. (2012). Sex and vision. Biology of Six Differences, 3(20/21).

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