Selected Press for Eye centring in selfies posted on Instagram

News 18:
More to the Art: Instagram Users Focus on Centre of Left Eye in Selfies, Says Study

Science Daily:
Do we tend to centre our Instagram selfies on our left eye?

AAAS EurekAlert!:
Do we tend to center our Instagram selfies on our left eye?

Instagram users tend to snap selfies that centre on left eye.
Eye-centring common in ‘selfie’ photos

University of Liverpool:
Do we tend to centre our Instagram selfies on our left eye?

Daily Mail:
Why selfies usually focus on our left eye: Asymmetry in the brain makes people’s right side less dominant in most Instagram photos, study claims”

Un estudio explica por qué los selfies se suelen centrar en el ojo izquierdo



Recent Studies Updates


Eye centring in selfies posted on Instagram. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0218663. (with N Bruno and M Bertamini) PDF (also see interview here

Evidence that Leonardo da Vinci had Strabismus. JAMA Ophthalmol. Jan 1;137(1):82-86, 2019.  PDF (also see links to article coverage.)

Points of contact between the Stappian philosophy and Emergent Aspect Dualism. Activitas Nervosa Superior, 81:1-6, 2019.  PDF


The emergent aspect dualism view of quantum physics: a new ontology to resolve the complementarity conundrum. J Res Phil Hist 1:166–182, 2018. PDF 

Development and validation of a new glaucoma screening test using temporally modulated flicker. 
Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 38:617-628, 2018. (with Fidalgo BR, Jindal A, Ctori I, Lawrenson JG.) PDF

A Brücke-Bartley effect for contrast. Roy Soc Open Sci. 5:180171, 2018. eCollection 2018. (with Solomon JA) PDF

Rational approaches to correcting for multiple tests. Human Vision and Electronic Imaging (535) 1-8, 2018. PDF

Scientific Legend of Mona Lisa’s Famous Gaze Debunked

The Mona Lisa effect is that eerie feeling that the eyes of painting are following us. But, according to Gernot Horstmann and Sebastian Loth, of Bielefeld University, Germany, the peepers of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece don’t actually do this at all. Their research, published in iPerception, is available here.

Newsweek’s article on the research includes a comment on this research by Christopher Tyler. Newsweek’s Kashmira Gander notes:

“Professor Christopher Tyler, a visual neuroscientist at City, University of London, U.K., who was not involved in the study, told Newsweek: “It seems very obvious that Mona Lisa is looking to your right, so it does not surprise me that the researchers were able to show that this is how people perceive it.

“What nobody seems to have explained, despite reams of text written on it, is why it works for some front-facing images and not others. My own view is that the key variable is the perceived depth, or 3D impression, of the face.

“When the face seems flat, the eyes following effect should be much less than when it has a lot of depth. I am not aware of any specific test of this hypothesis, however.”

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