Newsletter – June 2015

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A warm hello from Seattle …

It is my sincere hope that all is well in your life and that you are finding joy in each day.In this month’s newsletter we take a look at how tracking eye-movements can lead to many different outcomes.

Wishing you all the best,

Glenna

 

In this issue –

  1. Can our eyes really reveal our thoughts?
  2. Eye movements are being used to assess and improve reading development
  3. Glenna’s reading of the May 2015 Face of the Month  (www.glennatrout.com)
  4. FAQ’s
  5. Featured Face of the Month – June 2015

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  1. Can our eyes really reveal our thoughts?

In a recent BBC neuroscience article, Mo Costandi shared the results of research done on how eye movements can help predict what a person has in mind. Somewhat worrying, one recent study also revealed that consciously tracking eye-movements also allows the opportunity to influence the moral decisions a person makes. The article is worth a read:  http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150521-how-the-eyes-betray-your-thoughts

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  1. Eye movements are being used to assess and improve literacy

Currently, in the United States, approximately one quarter of students cannot read at a basic level. Two-thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of their 4th grade of school will end up in jail or on welfare. There is a close link between illiteracy and crime. Nearly 85% of young people who face trial in the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate and over 60% of America’s prison population are functionally illiterate.

While there are many reasons for illiteracy throughout the USA, years of eye-movement research has been providing valuable insight into how readers process and comprehend text. As understanding of reading development improves, assessment, instruction and intervention techniques become more tailored and effective.

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  1. Glenna’s reading of the May 2015 Face of the Month (glennatrout.com)

Okay – after failing to mention rhetoric lines in Bruce’s face in April, nearly every one of you pointed out the strength of the rhetoric lines under Cindy’s right eye (in the ‘public’ or ‘social’ side of her face). Well done!2015 June Newsletter NENA_Cindy

These are the eyes of a visionary, someone of innate compassion and wisdom.

She is a very private and astute individual who is empathetic, creative, self-sufficient and practical. At all times she operates from high ethical standards.

There is much joy evident in her eyes and throughout her face, and also a backdrop of sadness.

She is charismatic and caring, a determined advocate for those who need care and protection.

For those studying personality programs those visible in just his eyes include Bootstrap, SLIM, ORD, PANG and AYM.

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  1. FAQ’s – “When I do mirror images of a face, why do some look so similar to the whole face photo while others have a ‘social mask’ which looks like a totally different person to the ‘real self’?”

Glenna replies – The results of doing the mirror images can be quite startling which is why this is a very powerful tool to use. In those instances where the face is congruent or each side is quite similar to the other, you can basically expect the individual to exhibit consistent behavior in a variety of circumstances. In other words, “what you see is what you get” and there will probably be fewer personality surprises over time.

In those instances where the differences are quite profound, first look at possible causes such as medical (surgery, stroke, Bell’s palsy, etc.) or some type of past or current injury. If there is no such obvious explanation then think about the way the muscles of each section of the face are exercised with repeated emotional expressions. What is happening in the ‘social mask’ as compared to the ‘real’ or ‘private self’? Making detailed observations and answering these questions will provide insight into why the individual’s reactions and behavior is often surprising or unexpected.

Email:  glenna@glennatrout.com Website: www.glennatrout.com  

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5. Face of the Month – June 2015

Continuing this years series of featuring only the eyes of the Face of the Month, I welcome your thoughts, observations and comments about this months selection.

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Please e-mail glenna@glennatrout.com

The full face will be featured in the July Newsletter, together with my interpretation of the facial features.

If you would like to be considered as a future ‘Face of the Month’ please send a full face photograph to me at the same e-mail address.  In addition to featuring the selected face I will provide my in-depth interpretation, at no cost.

Until next time, all the best.

Glenna

http://www.glennatrout.com

 

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