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›› 2005, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (4): 398-405.

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Eye Gaze: Special or Not Special?

Lin Zhicheng   

  1. Department of Psychology, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2005-03-29 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2005-07-15 Published:2005-07-15
  • Contact: Lin Zhicheng

Abstract: As an important component of the face information, eye gaze is shown to have unique psychological qualities. From the view that eye gaze is special, this article reviewed research studies on the special morphology of eyes, the function of eye gaze, the mechanical independence of eye gaze on face recognition and focused mainly on its implications on reflexive shift of attention for behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging studies. Finally, combining eye gaze with theory of mind, emotion and self researched was analyzed.

Key words: eye gaze, social cognition, social attention, spatial attention

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