Researchers who study selfies can focus their selfie-attentions on higher cognitive variables. Perhaps nowhere is this demonstrated better than in the Department of General Psychology and Methodology at the University of Bamberg, and perhaps nowhere in the Department of General Psychology and Methodology at the University of Bamberg is this demonstrated better then in this new study:
“Taking the Perfect Selfie: Investigating the Impact of Perspective on the Perception of Higher Cognitive Variables,” Tobias M. Schneider and Claus-Christian Carbon [pictured here], Frontiers in Psychology, 2017.
Here’s further cognitive detail from the study, presented in direct perspective:
The authors take care to point out a limitation of their study:
“However, the effect of the combination of averted head plus direct gaze vs. frontal face plus averted gaze across different viewing perspectives on the perception of higher cognitive variables (like those we used) has not yet been investigated.”