The 0.1 Second Brushoff
Ohhhh – This Hurts!
From PhyOrg.com, another reason to be so glad I’m married to the AstroWife…
Our brains get a first impression of people’s overriding social signals after seeing their faces for only 100 milliseconds (0.1 seconds). Whether this impression is correct, however, is another question. Now an international group of experts has carried out an in-depth study into how we process emotional expressions, looking at the pattern of cerebral asymmetry in the perception of positive and negative facial signals.
Hummm… Back in my bachelor days I noted with some chagrin that most women I saw in the grocery store spent much more time considering loaves of bread on the shelves than I ever saw them considering men in the local bar. Well, me, anyway.
That’s when I stopped going to bars. So glad those days are over.