Previous research on human head nodding has shown that : “[…] head nods can function in a range of ways either as initiating actions designed to elicit particular responses from recipients (‘first position’), or as responding actions (‘second position’).” But, as recently as 2011 a new variant of head nod was described in the literature […]
If you want to know about gestures, The Manchester Gesture Centre is the place for you. When forced to resort to actual words, the center says: The Manchester Gesture Centre consists of a group of researchers with different areas of expertise… The Centre’s research projects employ a range of different methodologies, and data derived from […]
The images below are from Sofia Dahl‘s analysis of control gestures and communication gestures in drummers, Dahl is an assistant professor at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. She will perform on the Ig Nobel Tour of Scandinavia, in Aarhus (on Monday and Tuesday, March 27) and Odense (on Wednesday, March 28) .
Though some prefer the Manchester Gesture Centre, others point instead to the Berlin Gesture Center.
“Speakers often gesture in telephone conversations, even though they are not visible to their addressees.” But why? Given that everyone realises (that from the listener’s point of view at least) it’s entirely pointless. In one of the few scientific examinations to tackle the subject, Dr. Janet Beavin Bavelas and colleagues at the Human Interaction Laboratory, […]