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    Havent seen a thread on this before and I think it will be interesting to hear your thoughts. People talk about eyes, big, small, brown, blue, green, etc...but does anyone talk about pupils?

    In biology, I learned that when someone is attracted to you, their pupils dilate (think thats the word, if not, just go big). Naturally we do not notice pupil size, but in out minds, our instincts can tell or read them. Do you notice pupil size?

    What confuses me is whether a persons pupil is big because the surroundings are dark or they find me attractive. Another think is that its easier to see the pupil size of blue/green eyes than brown eyes. Ive been called a cartoon once because my eyes are really dark and its hard to see the pupil, so my eyes are like one big dot, lol. Not that I'm bothered. I think brown eyes gives a person an advantage because it could fool a persons brain into thinking they find you attractive. Just a theory... I wouldnt say judge all purely on their pupil size but Im sure its a good indicator of attraction.

    What do you think about pupils then?
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    yea ive heard that one's pupils dilate when looking at something attractive etc, but not sure if its fo real

    i think pupil size varies lots all the time anyway, often unable to be linked to light conditions
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    I thought it was that you are attracted to people with dilated pupils, not that your pupils dilate because you're looking at something attractive.
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    from google: http://www.sosuave.com/articles/lookinto.htm
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    (Original post by raven4723)
    I thought it was that you are attracted to people with dilated pupils, not that your pupils dilate because you're looking at something attractive.
    indeed. its why in ancient times they put skunk like atropine in their eyes.
    is also why candlelight is romantic - its dim enough that your eyes dilate.
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    whichever ever way round then!!!
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    (Original post by rock_tenth)
    from google: http://www.sosuave.com/articles/lookinto.htm
    Amazin :rolleyes:

    Thanks for that!
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    (Original post by Vijay1)
    Amazin :rolleyes:

    Thanks for that!

    dude, ok its not leetly scientific, but it does mention the idea of pupils dilating when viewing attractive things
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    I have never really noticed to be honest...I prefer it when the pupils are small because then you can see more of the colour of their iris, especially if they have lovely green eyes
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    I've heard somewhere that your pupils dilate when you lie...doubt it's true though.
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    That article made me choke on my drink. A girl liked me as a friend but nothing more, and I really fancied her. After a candle-lit dinner at a restuarant and much eye-staring from myself, I remember saying after what beautiful eyes she had, even though I had never really noticed it before when meeting outdoors, and they weren't your typical beautiful eyes (more a dull blue), and she said the same about my eyes, and we started going out....scary...
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    (Original post by firestone)
    I've heard somewhere that your pupils dilate when you lie...doubt it's true though.
    It's perfectly possible. Pupil dilation is mediated by the sympathetic nervous system (correct me if I'm wrong, Jamie) which is involved in your "fight or flight" responses. So if you're nervous about lying, your heart rate increases, your hands sweat a little bit more, and yes, your pupils might dilate.

    This is also the reason for pupils dilating if you're attracted to someone.
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    Yup yup, i heard this in my biology class too. She said when you're attracted to someone, your pupils dilate because it's trying to see more of him(light enters the eyes through the pupil)...

    Well, it makes sense to me.
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    i thought it was so that u look more wide eyed and sexy and friendly. ur supposed 2 do it when u see something attractive...but then again...u could b in a dark room!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    It's perfectly possible. Pupil dilation is mediated by the sympathetic nervous system (correct me if I'm wrong, Jamie) which is involved in your "fight or flight" responses. So if you're nervous about lying, your heart rate increases, your hands sweat a little bit more, and yes, your pupils might dilate.

    This is also the reason for pupils dilating if you're attracted to someone.

    But what about the 'feed and bread' of the para-sympathetic? Doesn't the para dominate in the pupil?
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    The scientific knowledge is making my head spin! :vroam:
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    But what about the 'feed and bread' of the para-sympathetic? Doesn't the para dominate in the pupil?
    you mean breed surely...lol
    (point and shoot is another of my faves)

    the eye is all about balance. you have parasympathetic and sympathetic innervation doing opposites. kncok out one and it will leave the other unopposed. For instance if you knock out the optic nerve, then it means your brain can't tell how much light there is, assumes its dark, and dilates the pupil. though this is more by reducing the amoutn of parasympathetic innervation than increasing sympathetic.
    (sympathetic is fight or flight type responses rather than changing due to light and dark)
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    Arse! Yup - typing too fast at work!

    I just wanted to type 'feed and breed' - there was no academic basis to it, just another thing off my 'things to type on TSR before I die' list
 
 
 
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