Love Or Lust? It’s In The Eyes

July 22, 2014 8:17 am 1 comment

eyes_love_1170-770x460-1For that handful of people who need help determining if the person looking at them is interested in a meaningful relationship or in a few moments of pleasure, there is is: Researchers at the University of Chicago had male and female students look at a series of black-and-white photographs of people they had never met. In part one of the study, the students viewed photos of young, adult heterosexual couples who were looking at or interacting with each other. Next they viewed photographs of attractive people of the opposite sex who were looking directly at the viewer. For both experiments, the students sat at a computer and asked to decide as quickly as possible whether the people in the photograph were eliciting feelings of lust or romantic love. Yes, science is amazing. Those students who said an image elicited feelings of romance tended to fixate on the face, and those who went for sexual desire looked at the body. Read more from Futurity.

eye patterns concentrate on a stranger’s face if the viewer sees that person as a potential partner in romantic love, but the viewer gazes more at the other person’s body if he or she is feeling sexual desire. – See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/07/17/eye-movements-reveal-difference-between-love-and-lust#sthash.wdkdhULO.dpuf
eye patterns concentrate on a stranger’s face if the viewer sees that person as a potential partner in romantic love, but the viewer gazes more at the other person’s body if he or she is feeling sexual desire. – See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/07/17/eye-movements-reveal-difference-between-love-and-lust#sthash.wdkdhULO.dpuf
eye patterns concentrate on a stranger’s face if the viewer sees that person as a potential partner in romantic love, but the viewer gazes more at the other person’s body if he or she is feeling sexual desire. – See more at: http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/07/17/eye-movements-reveal-difference-between-love-and-lust#sthash.wdkdhULO.dpuf

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  • I’ve always had a weakness for people without any color! Must have something to do with growing up watching all those black and white movies. Boy, I must really be a geezer.

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