Why Do We Gesture When We Talk?
Gestures and Speech
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According to a new study, the people that can speak two languages frequently, develop cognitive flexibility, due to their brains getting rewired.
Bilinguals can switch back and for...
Different cultures have different perceptions about time. The Mandarin language, for example, places time in a vertical axis, with next week becoming down week, and last week becoming up week.
These differences in language have a psycho-physical effect in bilinguals and change the way the same person experiences the passage of time, depending on which language the brain is operating in.
Flexible Brain Shifting
Studies on Bilinguals prove that language can affect our most basic senses, our time perception, visual perception, and our emotions.
The flexible brain-shifting of bilinguals also aids in their learning, multitasking abilities, and mental well-being.
Smile ≠ happy
Those who smile often are thought of as more likeable, competent, approachable, friendly and attractive.
Of 19 different types of smile, only six occur when we’re having a good time. The r...
Duchenne was interested in the mechanics of facial expressions, including how the muscles of the face contract to produce a smile.
The Duchenne‘ smile is long and intense, though it involves the contraction of just two muscles. First the zygomatic major, which resides in the cheek, tugs at the corners of the mouth, then the orbicularis oculi, which surrounds the eye, pulls up the cheeks, leading to the characteristic ‘twinkling eyes’.
In babies, a broad grin can either mean they’re happy or distressed and studies have shown that men tend to smile more around those considered to be higher status.
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Is the unspoken element of communication that we use to reveal our true feelings and emotions - gestures, facial expressions and posture.
When we are able t...
Signs of a disengaged, disinterested or unhappy audience:
Being aware of these signs can help you to adjust what you say and how you say it, so you can make him feel more at ease and receptive to your viewpoint
Some signs that people may be bored or disinterested in what you're saying:
When you notice that, you can re-engage people by asking a direct question, or by inviting people to contribute an idea.
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