Female sexual orientation is perceived accurately, rapidly, and automatically from the face and its features

Female sexual orientation is perceived accurately, rapidly, and automatically from the face and its features Female sexual orientation is perceived accurately, rapidly, and automatically from the face and its features

Study 1 showed that female sexual orientation could be accurately judged from the face and from just eyes without brows and limited to the outer canthi. 

Study 2 then examined the speed and efficiency of these judgments, showing that judgments of the faces following very brief, near subliminal (40 ms) exposures were significantly better than chance guessing. 

Study 3 tested the automaticity of judgments of female sexual orientation by examining the effects of deliberation on accuracy. Participants who made snap judgments of female sexual orientation were significantly more accurate than participants who made thoughtful and deliberated judgments. These data therefore evidence a robust, reliable, and automatic capacity for extracting information about female sexual orientation from nonverbal cues in the face.*

Study*

Tufts University, Dept. of Psychology, Boston, MA. (July 25, 2009). Source: Journal of Experimental Psychology


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Hi! My name is Niklas, and i have joined this company in summer 2017 as an intern. Up to today i am continiously improving my skills in using the "Schneemann System" by annotating millions of pictures of human faces. If i am not annotating, i am probably writing some new articles here...

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