Departmental Colloquium: Andrew Bayliss (University of East Anglia) Following and Leading Social Gaze
When we see someone suddenly move their eyes, our attention is spontaneously drawn to where they are looking. This establishes a state of ‘joint attention’, which serves a variety of social functions. In the talk, I will give an overview some work on gaze cueing of attention that investigates both the attentional and affective processes engaged during a joint attention episode. I will also introduce some recent work that investigates shared attention from the perspective of the gaze leader. I will show that leading others’ eyes also engages attentional and affective processes, but also evokes an implicit sense of agency.