17 October 2008

You lookin' at me?

If the mammal face is an instrument for communication, the primate face is a Stradivarius.
-- Karl Zimmer on the study of the face and communication since Darwin.

According to Michael Tomasello, one of the few truly distinctive human features is visible whites to the eyes [1].


[1] but the origin of the famous line is Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw in 1743

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