News tagged with gestures
Researchers discovered that healthy people and those with borderline personality disorder displayed different patterns of behavior while playing an online strategy game, so much so that when healthy players ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 09, 2013 | 4.1 / 5 (8) | 0 |
An Autistica consultation published this month found that 24% of children with autism were non-verbal or minimally verbal, and it is known that these problems can persist into adulthood. Professionals have long attempted ...
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 24, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Learning a new language usually requires written and spoken instructions but a new study shows that the use of word-specific gestures may aid in the learning process and help students better retain new ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 05, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Babies still too small to speak know how to make jokes and form friendships, say researchers at an Australian university who have spent two years filming the behaviour of young children.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 18, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Players of the game rock paper scissors subconsciously copy each other's hand shapes, significantly increasing the chance of the game ending in a draw, according to new research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The benefits of virtual worlds can be used to help autistic children develop social skills beyond their anticipated levels, suggest early findings from new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Teaching young children with autism to imitate others may improve a broader range of social skills, according to a new study by a Michigan State University scholar.
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3
Impaired social function is a cardinal symptom of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). One of the brain circuits that enable us to relate to other people is the "mirror neuron" system. This brain circuit is activated when we ...
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Experienced ballet spectators with no physical expertise in ballet showed enhanced muscle-specific motor responses when watching live ballet, according to a Mar. 21 report in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
Neuroscience Mar 21, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study has revealed that those with congenital amusia (commonly refereed to as tone-deafness) have trouble decoding emotions in speech and find it hard to pick up on emotional cues in conversation.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 30, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication made with a part of the body, used instead of or in combination with verbal communication. The language of gesture allows individuals to express a variety of feelings and thoughts, from contempt and hostility to approval and affection. Most people use gestures and body language in addition to words when they speak. The use of gesture as language by some ethnic groups is more common than in others, and the amount of such gesturing that is considered culturally acceptable varies from one location to the next.
Gesticulation: any movement made by a foreigner. (J. B. Morton)
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