Observing social interactions: the effect of gaze.

  title={Observing social interactions: the effect of gaze.},
  author={Andrea C. Pierno and Cristina Becchio and Luca Turella and Federico Tubaldi and Umberto Castiello},
  journal={Social neuroscience},
  volume={3 1},
Our social abilities depend on specialized brain systems that allow us to perform crucial operations such as interpreting the actions of others. This functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study investigated whether human brain activity evoked by the observation of social interactions is modulated by gaze. During scanning participants observed social or individual actions performed by agents whose gaze could be either available or masked. Results demonstrated that the observation of… CONTINUE READING

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