[Elsnet-list] Call for Participation - CogSci Workshop "When I see you: Gaze and Joint Attention in Human Interaction"

Maria Staudte masta at coli.uni-saarland.de
Wed Jul 10 21:40:26 CEST 2013


Gaze behavior provides fundamental mechanisms for sharing mental states
such as goals and desires and helps to ground communicative content.
Responding to or leading someone's gaze to a location or an object of
interest thus may result in a situation of joint attention -- a
referential triad between two individuals and an entity in the
environment. Since people often look at what they attend to and where
they intend to act, joint attention is considered fundamental to an
understanding of other minds and the interaction with them.
This workshop aims to explore how traditionally separate research areas
such as social cognition/neuroscience, psycholinguistics, human-computer
interaction and developmental psychology contribute to an understanding
of the general phenomenon of gaze-following and joint attention from
different perspectives -- and how these fields can benefit and learn
from each other, e.g. by comparing different approaches and methodologies.

This workshop takes place on *31st of July* as part of the Annual Conference
of the Cognitive Science Society in Berlin.
The full program and other information can be
can be found at:

Best Regards,
Maria Staudte and Ulrich Pfeiffer
(Workshop Organizers)

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