Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Scientific American Gaydar

Now here's a source that I didn't expect a study on gaydar from: Tufts University.

Surprisingly, all participants (both men and women) scored above chance on this gaydar task, correctly identifying the gay faces. Even more surprisingly, accuracy rate was just as good when the images were exposed at a rapid rate of only 50 milliseconds, which offered participants no opportunity to consciously process the photo.