Effects of Facial Symmetry and Gaze Direction on Perception of Social Attributes: A Study in Experimental Art History

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Folgerø, Per O. ; Hodne, Lasse ; Johansson, Christer ; Andresen, Alf E. ; Sætren, Lill C. ; Specht, Karsten ; Skaar, Øystein O. ; Reber, Rolf (2016)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, volume 10 (issn: 1662-5161, eissn: 1662-5161)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00452/full, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00452, pmc: PMC5020052
  • Subject: face perception | Experimental Art History | Face Orientation | emotion | experimental aesthetics | holy face | Neuroscience | Gaze Direction | gaze perception | Person Perception | Original Research
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