Visual Attention Towards Gestures in Conversation
Interactional studies of gaze behaviour have established that listeners will typically focus on a speaker’s face (Fehr and Exline 1987, Yarbus 1967). Gesture research, on the other hand, has shown that listeners actually attend to gestural information (Berger and Popelka 1971; Cassell, McNeill and McCullough, in press; Rogers 1978). However, little is known about how gestural information is attended to visually—foveally or peripherally.
KeywordsProficiency Level Communication Disorder Gesture Type Deictic Gesture Gestural Information
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