Dude, I KNEW You Were Staring!

File this under “we always believed it, but now experiments have confirmed it”: here’s a snippet from an Online Journalism Review article based on an eye-tracking study whose purpose is to drive better news article layout and design:

George Brett knows you’re staring at his junk, dude.

Although both men and women look at the image of George Brett when directed to find out information about his sport and position, men tend to focus on private anatomy as well as the face. For the women, the face is the only place they viewed.

Well, duh

Here’s the not-so-obvious and somewhat disturbing follow-up:

Coyne adds that this difference doesn’t just occur with images of people. Men tend to fixate more on areas of private anatomy on animals as well, as evidenced when users were directed to browse the American Kennel Club site.

After reading that I had these two reactions:

  • Euuuuuugh!
  • I think I just came up with an idea for website that’ll make me rich!

[via Kottke]

One reply on “Dude, I KNEW You Were Staring!”

I read somewhere that humans are wired to size up others, especially the opposite sex, by staring at their private regions. The difference between men and women however, is their range of peripheral view. In other words, women get away with crotch glances much easier than the guy staring down someone’s blouse.

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