Friday, March 3, 2017

Eye Movements of a Woman in Looking at a Man: How Women Visually Explore Men in the 1940s

Here's a 1940s eye-trail map of where women looked at a man, a non-mathematical treatment of vague interest.

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The image was produced by researcher Herman F. Brandt (Drake University, Iowa) who conducted an experiment whereby he tracked women’s eye movements as they looked at the man above. Brandt had a long career investigating ocular fixation, and might have developed a camera that tracks the reflection of beams of light on the corneas of his subjects, recording eye movement in horizontal and vertical planes. His research was of interest to a wide variety of people, from neurologists to fashion designers.

(via JF Ptak Science Books)

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