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dc.contributor.authorItier, Roxane J.
dc.contributor.authorPalancia, Adam 19:55:41 (GMT) 19:55:41 (GMT)
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dc.description.abstractEye-tracking was used to investigate whether gaze direction would influence the visual scanning of faces, when presented in the context of a full character, in different social settings, and with different task demands. Participants viewed individual computer agents against either a blank background or a bar scene setting, during both a free-viewing task and an attractiveness rating task for each character. Faces with a direct gaze were viewed longer than faces with an averted gaze regardless of body context, social settings, and task demands. Additionally, participants evaluated characters with a direct gaze as more attractive than characters with an averted gaze. These results, obtained with pictures of computer agents rather than real people, suggest that direct gaze is a powerful attention grabbing stimulus that is robust to background context or task demands.en
dc.description.sponsorship103305-1/Canadian Institutes of Health Research
dc.description.sponsorship89822-1/Canadian Institutes of Health Research
dc.description.sponsorship103305-1/PHS HHS/United States
dc.description.sponsorship89822-1/PHS HHS/United States
dc.subjectGaze directionen
dc.subjectEye trackingen
dc.subjectBody scanningen
dc.titleAttention Capture by Direct Gaze is Robust to Context and Task Demandsen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPalanica, A. & Itier, R.J. J Nonverbal Behav (2012) 36: 123. doi:10.1007/s10919-011-0128-zen
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen

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