Heidi J Ruuhiala

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Gaze direction is known to be an important factor in regulating social interaction. Recent evidence suggests that direct and averted gaze can signal the sender's motivational tendencies of approach and avoidance, respectively. We aimed at determining whether seeing another person's direct vs. averted gaze has an influence on the observer's neural(More)
A direct gaze acts as a precursor to social interaction and has the power to elicit both behavioral approach and avoidance tendencies. It is also associated with changes in physiological arousal. Previous research has attained in part inconsistent results of the arousing effect of direct versus averted gaze. One factor contributing to these discrepancies(More)
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