The influence of explicit and implicit visual cues on individual perceptual characteristics and social behaviors and their association with autistic traits
Four groups of Chinese college students participated in the research: Study 1 examined how these cues affect individual perceptual characteristics and their association with autistic traits (n1a=40; n1b=42). Study 2 examined how these cues affect individual dishonest behavior and their association with autistic traits (n2a=43; n2b=43). The results indicate that individuals are more sensitive to faces with direct gaze and larger pupils. Moreover, when faced with social objects exhibiting these cues, individuals' dishonest behavior decreases. We also found that individuals with higher levels of autistic traits are less sensitive to gaze direction in non-social tasks but more affected by gaze direction in social tasks. However, there was no correlation between the level of autistic traits and changes in implicit visual cues.