'Virtual' Communication During Social Distancing: How We Change When We Know We're Being Seen

'Virtual' Communication During Social Distancing: How We Change When We Know We're Being Seen

Now, with virtual communication, that assumption no longer holds - sometimes people communicate with both cameras on while other times only the speaker may be visible. Would it be the eyes more in the real-time condition because of social demands to make eye contact with one's speaker? Credit: Florida Atlantic UniversityResults of the study showed that participants fixated on the whole face in the real-time condition and significantly less in the pre-recorded condition. In the pre-recorded condition, time spent fixating on the mouth was significantly greater compared to the real-time condition. When the face was fixated, attention was directed toward the mouth for the greater percentage of time in the pre-recorded condition versus the real-time condition.

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