Stuck on you: face-to-face arousal and gaze aversion in Williams syndrome.

  title={Stuck on you: face-to-face arousal and gaze aversion in Williams syndrome.},
  author={Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon and Deborah Michelle Riby and Lesley Calderwood and Leanne Ainsworth},
  journal={Cognitive neuropsychiatry},
  volume={14 6},
INTRODUCTION . During face-to-face questioning typically developing children and adults use gaze aversion (GA), away from their questioner, when thinking. GA increases with question difficulty and improves the accuracy of responses. We investigate whether individuals with Williams syndrome (WS), associated with hypersociability and atypical face gaze, use GA to manage cognitive load and whether physiological arousal is associated with looking at faces. METHODS Two studies were conducted by… CONTINUE READING

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