To direct attention, put a human in the scene

According to the study reported here, in a visual scene your brain instinctively seeks out the people, even if they are “quite small or not centrally located”.

To attract eyeballs to something in a scene, put somebody next to it. To hide it in clear view, misdirect eyeballs by putting the lovely assistant somewhere else.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this link. I think these results have fascinating implications for the field of education. I’ve been in the field for many years and am curious to see how future results from these researcher help students with disabilities.

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