News tagged with attentiveness

The mind's eye scans like a spotlight

( -- You're meeting a friend in a crowded cafeteria. Do your eyes scan the room like a roving spotlight, moving from face to face, or do you take in the whole scene, hoping that your friend's face will pop out ...

dateAug 12, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Chimps, like humans, focus on faces

A chimp's attention is captured by faces more effectively than by bananas. A series of experiments described in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology suggests that the apes are wired to respond to faces ...

dateJul 23, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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