Eye Gaze Differences between Liberals and Conservatives - Is Conservatism an Extreme form of The Male Brain?

Sex, Power, and Partisanship: How Evolutionary Science Makes Sense of Our Political Divide - Hector A. Garcia 2019

Eye Gaze Differences between Liberals and Conservatives
Is Conservatism an Extreme form of The Male Brain?

Research has found that, like the differences between women and men on eye-gaze direction tasks, liberals show a greater response to gaze cuing than conservatives.46 One study examined directional cuing using not only illustrations of eyes but also arrows pointing in a particular direction—a common research tool used to study the impact of nonsocial direction cues.47 The researchers found that conservatives showed lower cuing effects in response to eye gaze, but not to arrows, suggesting that conservatives are less responsive specifically to social directional cuing.