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ERIC Number: EJ766377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Are You Looking at Me? Measuring the Cone of Gaze
Gamer, Matthias; Hecht, Heiko
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v33 n3 p705-715 Jun 2007
The processing of gaze cues plays an important role in social interactions, and mutual gaze in particular is relevant for natural as well as video-mediated communications. Mutual gaze occurs when an observer looks at or in the direction of the eyes of another person. The authors chose the metaphor of a cone of gaze to characterize this range of gaze directions that constitutes "looking at" another person. In 4 experiments using either a real person or a virtual head, the authors investigated the influences of observer distance, head orientation, visibility of the eyes, and the presence of a 2nd head on the perceived direction and width of the gaze cone. The direction of the gaze cone was largely affected by all experimental manipulations, whereas its angular width remained comparatively stable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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