Abnormal blinking of newscasters

Kazuo Tsubota, Fuminobu Egami, Tomohiro Ohtsuki, Masuro Shintani

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When compared with a control group, blink rates of Japanese TV newscasters were increased, suggesting a possible reaction to reading the news under stressful studio conditions. Frequent blinking may be distractive to the viewing audience.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Issue number9175
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul 24

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    Tsubota, K., Egami, F., Ohtsuki, T., & Shintani, M. (1999). Abnormal blinking of newscasters. Lancet, 354(9175). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(99)02100-5