“To this day, when I speak, I find visual input to be distracting.  When I was younger, if I saw something interesting I might begin to watch it and stop speaking entirely.  As a grown-up, I don’t usually come to a complete stop, but I may still pause if something catches my eye.  That’s why I usually look somewhere neutral – at the ground or off into the distance – when I’m talking to someone.”

John Elder Robison, “Look me in the Eye