Direct Gaze Captures Visuospatial Attention

  title={Direct Gaze Captures Visuospatial Attention},
  author={Atsushi Senju and Toshikazu Hasegawa}
This study investigated whether the direct gaze of others influences attentional disengagement from faces in an experimental situation. Participants were required to fixate on a centrally presented face with varying gaze directions and to detect the appearance of a peripheral target as quickly as possible. Results revealed that target detection was delayed when the preceding face was directly gazing at the subject (direct gaze), as compared with an averted gaze (averted gaze) or with closed… CONTINUE READING
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