"An eyetracking study caught men, but not women, staring at a batter's crotch. In eyetracking, "special cameras called 'eye trackers' can watch a person's eye and capture fixations and eye movements … without requiring any special headgear." Participants viewed a Web page that included an image of George Brett batting, along with biographical information about him. "Although both men and women look at the image ... when directed to find out information about his sport and position, men tend to focus on private anatomy as well as the face. For the women, the face is the only place they viewed." According to a supervisor of the study, "men tend to fixate more on areas of private anatomy on animals as well, as evidenced when users were directed to browse the American Kennel Club site."
Is this the human version of male dogs sniffing one anothers' backsides?