Attention to Eye Contact in the West and East: Autonomic Responses and Evaluative Ratings

@inproceedings{Akechi2013AttentionTE,
  title={Attention to Eye Contact in the West and East: Autonomic Responses and Evaluative Ratings},
  author={Hironori Akechi and Atsushi Senju and Helen Uibo and Yukiko Kikuchi and Toshikazu Hasegawa and Jari K. Hietanen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Eye contact has a fundamental role in human social interaction. The special appearance of the human eye (i.e., white sclera contrasted with a coloured iris) implies the importance of detecting another person's face through eye contact. Empirical studies have demonstrated that faces making eye contact are detected quickly and processed preferentially (i.e., the eye contact effect). Such sensitivity to eye contact seems to be innate and universal among humans; however, several studies suggest… CONTINUE READING

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