Wide-Eyed Fear Expressions May Help Us – And Others – To Locate Threats
“Wide-eyed expressions that typically signal fear seem to enlarge our visual field making it easier to spot threats at the same time they enhance the ability of others to locate the source of danger…”
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This is an interesting article on the different natural benefits of that “deer in the headlights” look we naturally take on in a moment of intense fear. It not only helps us see better by increasing peripheral vision, but also, because of the widened eyes, signal to others the precise direction of the source of danger.
Dr. Rodney D. Chowning, Sedation and General Dentistry, Denton, TX