It’s an adorable game parents have played with their young children for generations. But now researchers are looking for a scientific answer to explain why children think they actually disappear when they cover their eyes while playing peekaboo.
The researchers then attempted to distinguish what exactly creates the feeling of invisibility – whether it was not being able to see at all or just because the other person couldn’t see their eyes.
In each instance, the majority of children felt they were not being seen so long as their eyes didn’t meet the other person’s, giving some support to the ideology of eyes being the the window to the soul. [more]
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