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    Joint perception: gaze and social context

    Richardson, D.C. and Street, C.N.H. and Tan, J.Y.M. and Kirkham, Natasha Z. and Hoover, M.A. and Ghane Cavanaugh, A. (2012) Joint perception: gaze and social context. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6 , ISSN 1662-5161.

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    We found that the way people looked at images was influenced by their belief that others were looking too. If participants believed that an unseen other person was also looking at what they could see, it shifted the balance of their gaze between negative and positive images. The direction of this shift depended upon whether participants thought that later they would be compared against the other person or would be collaborating with them. Changes in the social context influenced both gaze and memory processes, and were not due just to participants' belief that they are looking at the same images, but also to the belief that they are doing the same task. We believe that the phenomenon of joint perception reveals the pervasive and subtle effect of social context upon cognitive and perceptual processes.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in other forums, provided the original authors and source are credited.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): vision, joint action, eye movements, social cognition, situated cognition
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2013 12:28
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:03


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