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Examining Faces: Transgender and Subconscious Perceptions

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2016
Summary:
Transgender women are a marginalized group in society. Research suggests there are specific parts of the brain, such as the fusiform face area, dedicated to recognizing faces. Subsequently, cisnormative facial structures are the standard by which attractiveness is determined. Studies have shown that the upper third region including the glabellar is a determining facial feature when recognizing gender. The objective of this paper is to determine whether the glabellar serves as an indicator of social stigma via eye-tracking technology. Subjects will view portraits varying in transgender and cisgender women with a questionnaire to rate the models’ attractiveness. The data acquired may provide insight to the differences in perception when comparing the faces of trans women and cis women.
Title: Examining Faces: Transgender and Subconscious Perceptions.
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Name(s): Salcedo, Israel
Brady, Danielle
Garcia, Denise
Londono, Samantha
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Transgender women are a marginalized group in society. Research suggests there are specific parts of the brain, such as the fusiform face area, dedicated to recognizing faces. Subsequently, cisnormative facial structures are the standard by which attractiveness is determined. Studies have shown that the upper third region including the glabellar is a determining facial feature when recognizing gender. The objective of this paper is to determine whether the glabellar serves as an indicator of social stigma via eye-tracking technology. Subjects will view portraits varying in transgender and cisgender women with a questionnaire to rate the models’ attractiveness. The data acquired may provide insight to the differences in perception when comparing the faces of trans women and cis women.
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Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
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