Alan Kingstone, University of British Columbia

Gaze effects

People attend to where others are looking. Is this effect reflexive? Is it specific to biologically relevant stimuli such as eyes and faces? And what brain mechanisms may be involved? Recent behavioural research in my lab addresses these questions. These studies include experiments with healthy children and adults, split-brain patients, and individuals with autism. The results appear to have important implications for past and future studies of attention and behaviour.