Gaze direction as a Back-Channel inviting Cue in Dialogue

  title={Gaze direction as a Back-Channel inviting Cue in Dialogue},
  author={Anna Hjalmarsson and Catharine Oertel},
In this study, we experimentally explore the relationship between gaze direction and backchannels in face-to-face interaction. The overall motivation is to use gaze direction in a virtual agent as a mean to elicit user feedback. The relationship between gaze and backchannels was tested in an experiment in which participants were asked to provide feedback when listening to a story-telling virtual agent. When speaking, the agent shifted her gaze towards the listener at predefined positions in the… CONTINUE READING

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