Head movements play an important role in conveying emotions through speech and music When people talk or sing, they often nod, tilt or bow their heads to reinforce verbal messages. But how effective are these head gestures at conveying emotions? Very effective, according to researchers from McGill University in Montreal. Steven R. Livingstone and Caroline Palmer, from McGill’s Department of …
In this digital age, an email can be more effective in expressing romantic feelings than leaving a voicemail message.
Sharpen your ability to tune into other people’s emotional or mental states by observing the metaphors they use. Why is this? Because metaphors can in fact help one to ‘mind read’.
Why do people shake hands? A new Weizmann Institute study suggests one of the reasons for this ancient custom may be to check out each other’s odors. Even if we are not consciously aware of this, handshaking may provide people with a socially acceptable way of communicating via the sense of smell.
“Scent communication is instrumental in both managing aggression and motivating reproductive interest in solitary species,” said Owen.
Undergoing an experience with another person — even if we do it in silence, with someone we met just moments ago — seems to intensify that experience
If scientists want the public to trust their research suggestions, they may want to appear a bit “warmer,” according to a new review.
By analyzing the brainwaves of 16 individuals as they watched mainstream television content, researchers were able to accurately predict the preferences of large TV audiences
“Fist bumping” transmits significantly fewer bacteria than either handshaking or high-fiving, while still addressing the cultural expectation of hand-to-hand contact
Lazer’s team was able to tease out a more accurate picture of the talkative-woman stereotype we’re so familiar with—and they found that context plays a large role.
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