Joint attention: inferring what others perceive (and don't perceive).

@article{Nuku2008JointAI,
  title={Joint attention: inferring what others perceive (and don't perceive).},
  author={Pines Nuku and Harold Bekkering},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={339-49}
}
Research has shown that observers automatically align their attention with another's gaze direction. The present study investigates whether inferring another's attended location affects the observer's attention in the same way as observing their gaze direction. In two experiments, we used a laterally oriented virtual human head to prime one of two laterally presented targets. Experiment 1 showed that, in contrast to the agent with closed eyes, observing the agent with open eyes facilitated the… CONTINUE READING

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