• Attention Orienting by Gazes is Affected by the Number of Face Stimuli   [CPSH 2013]
  • Author(s)
  • Qian Qian, Yong Feng, Lin Shi, Feng Wang
  • An uninformative cue by a centrally-presented face gazing to one-location can trigger reflexive shifts of attention toward the location gazed at. In this gaze-cueing paradigm, the variation of face stimuli providing the gaze cue can influence the amount of cueing effect. Therefore, present study is concerned with the influence of number of face stimuli on gaze-cueing effect. The face number was varied to provide one, two, four, or three-versus-one gaze cues in two experiments. The results of experiment 1 showed that no sig-nificant difference was found among the cueing effects induced by one, two, and four faces in a same-gaze-direction condition. However, in a gaze contrast condition of experiment 2, significant cueing effect was ob-served along the gaze direction of three same-direction-gazing faces, rather than along that of only one face. The results presented here support the hypothesis that face number affects gaze-evoked attention orienting.
  • Gaze Perception; Attention; Gaze Cueing; Gaze-cueing Effect; Attention Orienting
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