A file photo of the Mona Lisa. (The Daily Star)
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The subject of centuries of scrutiny and debate, Mona Lisa's famous smile is routinely described as ambiguous.Kornmeier and a team used what is arguably the most famous artwork in the world in a study of factors that influence how humans judge visual cues such as facial expressions.A block of nine images were shown to 12 trial participants 30 times.Understanding this process may be useful in the study of psychiatric disorders, said Kornmeier.Another interesting discovery was that people were quicker to identify happier Mona Lisas than sad ones.This suggested "there may be a slight preference ... in human beings for happiness, said Kornmeier.
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