Half our face is hidden when we put a mask on – how does the loss of seeing a smile or frown affect the way we interact with each other? Photo: Reuters Half our face is hidden when we put a mask on – how does the loss of seeing a smile or frown affect the way we interact with each other? Photo: Reuters
Half our face is hidden when we put a mask on – how does the loss of seeing a smile or frown affect the way we interact with each other? Photo: Reuters

‘We’re dogs without tails’: how face masks affect human interaction – and what to do about it

  • Half our face is hidden when we put a mask on and we lose many of the non-verbal cues we use to tell what a person is feeling or thinking
  • One way to avoid confusion is to take time to ask people for clarification; it’ll slow down communications, but that could be a good thing

Topic |   Fashion
Half our face is hidden when we put a mask on – how does the loss of seeing a smile or frown affect the way we interact with each other? Photo: Reuters Half our face is hidden when we put a mask on – how does the loss of seeing a smile or frown affect the way we interact with each other? Photo: Reuters
Half our face is hidden when we put a mask on – how does the loss of seeing a smile or frown affect the way we interact with each other? Photo: Reuters
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