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 | 4.3 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Children with brain lesions suffered before or around the time of birth are able to use gestures – an important aspect of the language learning process– to convey simple sentences, a Georgia State University researcher ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Doctors may soon be using a system in the operating room that recognizes hand gestures as commands to tell a computer to browse and display medical images of the patient during a surgery.
Surgery Jan 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 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 |
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 |
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
Deaf people who use sign language are quicker at recognizing and interpreting body language than hearing non-signers, according to new research from investigators at UC Davis and UC Irvine.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 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 |
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 |
New experimental method allows spontaneous synchronization of arm motions by pairs of Japanese macaques
Humans often synchronize their movements when, for example, we cooperate to move a piece of furniture. We also synchronize gestures and facial expressions when we interact. Coordinated actions are in fact ...
Neuroscience May 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 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
Children can easily be led to remember incorrect information through misleading gestures from adults, according to researchers from the University of Hertfordshire. These findings are being presented this ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The Microsoft Kinect game controller could cut the US healthcare bill by up to $30 billion by allowing physicians and other medics to interact with patients remotely so reducing the number of hospital visits ...
Other Feb 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire have found no evidence to support claims that using baby signing with babies helps to accelerate their language development. In a paper to be published in ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- A team of researchers led by University of Kansas scientist Nancy Brady has developed a new way to assess the communication capability of individuals with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 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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