It Hurts When People Stare Because Their Eyes Are Like Force Beams

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Just over a month ago, I was hiking through a mountain rainforest in Uganda in search of a wild gorilla family. Upon finding them, my knowledgeable guide’s first piece of advice before our careful approach toward the animals was simple: do not stare into their eyes.

The logic of this advice was straightforward in the context of the gorillas: they can…

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

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