The Role of Orienting Behavior in Human Interaction

  • Mario von Cranach


In this paper, we deal with a class of movements and Positions observed in human interaction which we have called orienting behavior: the orientation of the eyes, head and the whole body towards the partner. This behavior is based on physical structures in the human body, which, as with all other organisms that move in space, has its organs for input and output located in a distinct frontal orientation.


Head Movement Target Point Human Interaction Head Position Visual Orientation 
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