The identification of people wearing masks has presented a unique challenge during the coronavirus pandemic. A new study by researchers from Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, and York University in Canada assesses the impact of this predicament and its potentially significant repercussions in social interactions and other areas. We heard more about the study, whose findings were just published in the journal Scientific Reports, from two of the researchers, Prof. Tzvi Ganel, head of the Laboratory for Visual Perception and Action at the GBU Department of Psychology, and Prof. Galia Avidan of the BGU departments of Psychology and Cognitive and Brain Sciences.