Entry Date:
January 26, 2016

Face Looking Behavior and Image Statistics in the Real World

What are the statistical properties of the faces our visual system encounters in everyday life? Which of these properties does the brain use to decide where and when we look in social contexts? Almost all work on how we look at and recognize faces has been done in the inherently non-social environment of the lab. Here, we use state-of-the-art mobile eye tracking and video technology to ascertain how and why people look at faces in real world environments.