Isostatic oculomotor patterns in the visual perception of the faces of the self’s and the other’s race



We studied specific and general characteristics of viewing images of ethnic faces by Russians and Tuvans using transitional series between images of European and Mongoloid type faces. The study revealed significant differences between Tuvan and Russian samples in the frequency of the occurrence of isostatic oculomotor patterns in the perception of the extreme members of the series represented by photos of a Mongoloid and a Caucasian. Comparison within the Russian and Tuvan samples did not reveal differences. The distribution of isostatic patterns in the perception of a significant part of the transition series was almost the same for both samples.

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Keywords: visual perception, perceptual categorization, isostatic patterns, face of same/other race, cross-cultural invariants, cross-cultural differences

Journal rubric: Face Science

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Ananyeva K.I., Basiul I.A., Kharitonov A.N. Isostatic oculomotor patterns in the visual perception of the faces of the self’s and the other’s race. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2017. Vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 133–147. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2017100409. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Kristina I. Ananyeva, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Research Fellow, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences,, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Ivan A. Basiul, Junior Researcher. Laboratory of Cognitive Processes and Mathematical Psychology, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Lecturer of the Department of General Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Research laboratory assistant, Institute of Experimental Psychology of MSPPU, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexandr N. Kharitonov, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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