Also blink contributes to the conversation

We blink unconsciously, contribute to communication. Research suggests that results from the Max-Planck-Institute for psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Therefore our compared To the blink of the Eye quite takes as a nonverbal Signal is true.

Every day we blink about 13,500-time – this is much more frequent than it would be for the wetting of the eye. Previously, other studies have already shown that in the case of natural conversation breaks frequently will blink. Paul Hömke and his colleagues wondered whether such a tiny and subtle movement, like the blink nod similar to a head in conversations as feedback from the conversation partner is perceived.

In experiments, it showed that the participants in the study subtle differences between a short and a long blink perceived: Longer blink led to significantly shorter answers from you. Later, none of the persons reported, however, that you would have noticed variations with the blink of the interlocutor. This suggests that the speaker had unconsciously reacted to it. The authors state: "One of the most subtle movements of the people – the blink of the Eye – seems to have a surprising effect on everyday human interactions."

To test the effect of the blink, the researchers Volunteers with a Computer-generated character called an Avatar, as a listener to speak. The study participants answered daily questions such as "How was your weekend?", while the researchers controlled the non-verbal reactions of the avatar, including short and long blink of the Eye, which lasted less than a second.