06 Oct Says Your Eyes
Eye contact occurs when “two people look at each other’s eyes at the same time.”
In human beings, eye contact is a form of nonverbal communication and is thought to have a large influence on social behavior.
When two or more individuals talk, the person that talk is used to being looked at. Therefore, making eye contact can make other people expect conversation.
Easier to stay in touch, it sometimes feels like our interactions with friends and family are a little hollow, a little too casual. The Liberators’ experiment — which is ongoing — takes a look at what can happen when people make a conscious decision to slow down and simply see those around them.
In the experiment, people were asked to stop, sit and intentionally make eye contact with a stranger.
“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.”