Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Men Look Where Repost

How do different genders and nationalities respond to the visual stimuli of an attractive woman?

That’s what a French study aimed to find out when they tracked the eye movement of 210 men and women from 7 countries.

“Participants viewed the stimuli [picture above] for 20 seconds each and no other directions were provided,” says the company who did testing in the USA.

Some key takeaways from the experiment?

Males gaze lingered on the chest 37% longer than females.

French and Danish men spent almost twice as long on the chest as men from other countries

French women viewed the chest for nearly as long as French men

Danish men viewed her chest 106% more than Danish women, providing the biggest gender disparity of any country (for the chest)

Across all genders and nationalities subjects spent the most time viewing the face

Females were drawn to the eyes while males focused on the lips.

The disparity of viewing times between men and women was the smallest for French participants

As for the chest-staring clearly French women don’t have issues staring at another woman’s cleavage and is anyone too shocked that on average men looked more than women? But to be fair, that model has really large boobs. Men may look at her face longer but I'm sure they didn't look there first!

What this study does emphasize, however, is the appeal of the fresh-eyed, lush-lipped face across the world

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