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SimplexitySimplifying Principles for a Complex World$
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Alain Berthoz

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780300169348

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300169348.001.0001

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Gaze and Empathy

Gaze and Empathy

(p.23) 3. Gaze and Empathy

Alain Berthoz

Yale University Press

This chapter analyzes the simplexity of gaze mechanisms. It argues that simplifying principles are not situated uniquely at the motor or the sensory level. Rather, they bring into play high-order biological processes, such as attention, that enable selection and anticipation, which constitute two of the basic elements of simplexity.

Keywords:   gaze mechanisms, attention, empathy, simplexity, gaze, selection, anticipation

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