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dc.contributor.author Feinberg, D. R.
dc.contributor.author Main, J. C.
dc.contributor.author Little, A. C.
dc.contributor.author Welling, L. L. M.
dc.contributor.author DeBruine, L. M.
dc.contributor.author Tiddeman, Bernie
dc.contributor.author Jones, B. C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-17T15:05:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-17T15:05:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-17
dc.identifier.citation Feinberg , D R , Main , J C , Little , A C , Welling , L L M , DeBruine , L M , Tiddeman , B & Jones , B C 2010 , ' Facial cues of dominance modulate the short-term gaze-cuing effect in human observers ' Proceeding of the Royal Society B , pp. 617-624 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 158311
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/4469
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/4469
dc.description Jones, B. C., DeBruine, L. M., Main, J. C., Little, A. C., Welling, L. L. M., Feinberg D. R., Tiddeman, B. Facial cues of dominance modulate the short-term gaze-cuing effect in human observers. Proceeding of the Royal Society B, 277: 1681 92010), pp, 617-624 en
dc.description.abstract Responding appropriately to gaze cues is essential for fluent social interaction, playing a crucial role in social learning, collaboration, threat assessment and understanding others¿ intentions. Previous research has shown that responses to gaze cues can be studied by investigating the gaze-cuing effect (i.e. the tendency for observers to respond more quickly to targets in locations that were cued by others¿ gaze than to uncued targets). A recent study demonstrating that macaques demonstrate larger gaze-cuing effects when viewing dominant conspecifics than when viewing subordinate conspecifics suggests that cues of dominance modulate the gaze-cuing effect in at least one primate species. Here, we show a similar effect of facial cues associated with dominance on gaze cuing in human observers: at short viewing times, observers demonstrated a greater cuing effect for gaze cues from masculinized (i.e. dominant) faces than from feminized (i.e. subordinate) faces. Moreover, this effect of facial masculinity on gaze cuing decreased as viewing time was increased, suggesting that the effect is driven by involuntary responses. Our findings suggest that the mechanisms that underpin reflexive gaze cuing evolved to be sensitive to facial cues of others¿ dominance, potentially because such differential gaze cuing promoted desirable outcomes from encounters with dominant individuals. en
dc.format.extent 8 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceeding of the Royal Society B en
dc.title Facial cues of dominance modulate the short-term gaze-cuing effect in human observers en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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