The Dual Function Of Gaze Summary

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The article Breaking the Fourth Wall of Cognitive Science: Real-World Social Attention and the Dual Function of Gaze written by Risko, Richardson, & Kingstone. Describes the way people responds to Social Attention when they are in natural or artificial environments. And how the Dual Function of Gaze play a big role in the Social Attention when is a natural environment or a laboratory and the way they behave depends on their stimuli to know if they break their imaginary wall. The “four wall” is an imaginary line that we could use to portray something about us when we know that other people is observing. But what happen if we break that wall. That’s what researchers want to explore when they have participants and a different stimulus. The reaction…show more content…
people showed different attention, if they were shown pictures of people over real people. The way they respond were different, they focus more on the face of the images than the face of the real person. Specific at the eyes of each image. These differences on how people responds to social attention could also be a cultural background. In some cultures, you are not allowed to see to the eyes, this will consider disrespectful. But in others cultures, like in my culture, I was always taught to look to people eye’s. And always follow people’s gaze when they point something or look where other people were looking. Another reason that influence social attention, according to Risko et al. is the Dual Function of Gaze. They argue that when an organism uses their vision, their eye become signals as well as channels. This will show a big difference at social attention when observing real people over pictures of people. They do not need to focus on people’s reactions of their own gestures when observing pictures. However, the result is different when observing real people. The participants will be more concern on their own gestures, as result, this could distract their social

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