You do about 20,000 times a day. And in doing so, you are sending a message, as well as keeping your eyes lubricated.
Not only do words or physical language affect the messages we give to others: when plining, we communicate to our coordinators our desire to speak more or less, according to a new study.
Already in 2012, an investigation by Japanese scientists has indicated that this act, which we achieve between 15 and 20 times, enables us to eliminate visual stimuli, to rest mentally and to comment .
But according to a new study published by researchers in the Netherlands, blinking is a way of controlling our conversations quickly.
Scientists in the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, led Paul Hömke, The They wanted to state what functions this action fulfills we will repeat thousands of times a day.
The scientists generated by an interface computer, a avatar who worked as a virtual interactive.
The avatar asked a series of questions to the participants in the experiment, for example, "how was your weekend?". And the interface also interacted during the conversation with various comments of the type "¡¡que interesante!".
The scientists managed the length of the avatar blinks, a I can only blink 208 millisegonds (thousandsecond second) or 607 millisegonds.
"OK, message received"
The participants followed the shortest responses from the participants, and the shorter sentences came to longer sentences.
However, any of the participants stated that they had noticed the changes in the avatar chips.
Scientists believe that blinking more time likes to marvel or make a noise like "mmm" which means we understand a message.
"A longer blink is very good to say & # 39;ok, message received& # 39;, and who leads the person talking to reduce their responses, "said Hömke.
"Our work shows that one of the most subtle human movements seems to have a shocking effect on human interaction everyday."
Scientists explained that the results are not relevant to all people, as those with lower empathy levels do not respond in the same way as flash changes.
The study was published in the online science journal PLOS One.
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