January 26, 2006

So Much for Keeping Eye Contact

I'm not sure that this would be a good technique to use in a job interview:

The researchers said “Given that five-year-old children could readily be trained to increase their use of gaze aversion, coupled with the finding that this training could significantly benefit performance, encouragement of gaze aversion while the child is thinking appears to be a simple, yet effective way in which to significantly improve a five-year-old child’s cognitive performance”.
Of course, to the knowlegeable interviewer it could demontrate respect for the question.

Oh, the next time you catch your significant other, co-worker or good friend in the midst of gaze aversion let them be for a bit! You just might want them to solve the problem they are thinking about.

Via Marginal Revolution.

Posted by Steve on January 26, 2006
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