Gaze cueing of attention: Visual attention, social cognition, and individual differences

Alexandra Frischen, Andrew P Bayliss, Steven P Tipper

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During social interactions, people's eyes convey a wealth of information about their direction of attention and their emotional and mental states. This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of past and current research into the perception of gaze behavior and its effect on the observer. This encompasses the perception of gaze direction and its influence on perception of the other person, as well as gaze-following behavior such as joint attention, in infant, adult, and clinical populations. Particular focus is given to the gaze-cueing paradigm that has been used to investigate the mechanisms of joint attention. The contribution of this paradigm has been significant and will likely continue to advance knowledge across diverse fields within psychology and neuroscience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694 -724
Number of pages31
JournalPsychological Bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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