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Staring into someones eyes


We're told eye contact is essential for social skills, for nailing a presentation and for exuding confidence as a leader, especially in western cultures. But it's hard to deny there is something strangely disconcerting about it. What is it about eye contact that makes it so unnerving? Attention is an expensive commodity. In our urban, social world, everything and everyone is always vying for attention.

Forget LSD: eyes are the...

Your eyes act as a spotlight for your attention. You direct your gaze to what attracts your attention and you keep it there if it holds your attention.

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