Are you talking to me? New research shows attention shapes social behaviours

New research from our very own Kaitlin Laidlaw, with co-authors Austin Rothwell and Alan Kingstone, is the first to show that covert attention, such as paying attention out of the corner of your eye, is critical to guiding appropriate looking behaviour when we’re around other people. The paper “Camouflaged attention: Covert attention is critical to social communication in natural settings” was published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. The research explores how people use visual attention in everyday social settings.

Link to the Q and A with Kaitlin here: