Secret message via blink: The says from blink all

Eye impact says more than words

“You cannot not communicate”, said Paul Watzlawick in his basic rules of human communication. This Thesis is also shown in a recent study on the blink. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for psycholinguistics investigated, as part of responding participants, when your conversation partner winks either in short or in longer intervals.

A current study by the Max-Planck Institute for psycholinguistics, suggests that the breaks between the eyes can have a shock effect on the reaction of the interlocutor. The results indicate that longer breaks between the blink of suggests the Opposite, that you understand, what you are told. Short blink breaks indicate more of a lack of understanding. The results of the study were recently published in the journal “Plos one”.

The non-verbal communication with the eyes blow

Per Minute a person blinks ten to 15 times. In spite of the frequency of the eyes, shock, hardly anyone takes this movement consciously – and yet we seem to have our counterpart with the frequency of eye blinks to communicate. The speech behavior is influenced, among other things, how often we blink, so the research team to study leader Paul Hömke. In communication tests showed that frequent blink to longer answers animate of led and long blink-pause, rather shorter answers.

The expiration of the study

The Team Hömke had 35 participants with computer-generated conversation partners to communicate without the subjects knew the inside and the subjects, what is at stake in the study. The digital conversation partner, the researchers avatars called, the Participants certain questions, such as: “What did you do this weekend?”

The unconscious feedback about the eyes, stroke

While the Participants answered the avatars reacted either with short or long pauses between the Eyes shots. This showed that the responses in average were several seconds shorter, if the Avatar made long pauses between the Eyes shots. However, the answers were longer, if more was blinked.

What is the eye stroke conveys

The linguistics researchers have a theory, like the blink influenced the course of the conversation. Long eyelashes beats would give the conversation partner the feeling to be understood, which those tend to take a short run. Short breaks suggest, however, that he has not understood what is being said, which tells Against rather a more detailed Version. According to the researchers, this is a new factor for mutual understanding in the everyday social interaction. (vb)