Topic: Why make eye contact | Christopher Bergland | Psychology Today | Article

Your eye movements unconsciously give away secret personal information.

Staring into the eyes of Mona Lisa is unnerving. Regardless of your vantage point, Mona Lisa appears to shift her gaze to make eye contact and stare you down. What nonverbal cues do the movements of her eyes communicate to you? The illusory movement of Mona Lisa's eyes has struck an emotional chord in onlookers since Leonardo da Vinci painted this portrait in the early 16th century.

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