If the eyes are the windows to the soul, mutual gaze provides a shared view.
from Theory of Collective Mind (2023)
Garriy Shteynberg is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Tennessee, whose research seeks to understand how shared attention with other agents influences what we remember, the goals we pursue, and the things we value. He investigates both the nature of shared attention—what makes attention shared—as well as how shared attention influences mind and culture.
July 31, 2023
≈ 34 minutes
The human mind harbors wondrous capacities. Beyond understanding individual minds, we can represent unified awareness across souls, feeling strands of consciousness intertwine. As one, we comprehend realities; as one, we hold intentions. Synchronous experiences spin these mental webs, binding our fates and etching shared worlds upon our hearts. Though fragile, such unions nurture cooperation’s tender bloom. Let us marvel at this collective mind—a tapestry of perspectives, stronger than its threads. In this oneness we find hope, for it whispers: even in darkness, we need not walk alone.