Eye movements and gestures in human face-to-face interaction

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Gestures are visuospatial events, meaning carriers, and social interactional phenomena. As such they constitute a particularly favourable area for investigating visual attention in a complex everyday situation under conditions of competitive processing. This chapter discusses visual attention to spontaneous gestures in human face-to-face interaction as explored with eye-tracking. Some basic fixation patterns are described, live and video-based settings are compared, and preliminary results on the relationship between fixations and information processing are outlined.


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Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


  • cross-modal information processing, eye-tracking, eye movements, gesture, interaction, fixation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe mind's eyes: Cognitive and applied aspects of eye movements
EditorsJukka Hyönä, Ralph Radach, Heiner Deubel
ISBN (Print)0-444-51020-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)