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    action that is common in all three is raising one’s hand. This signals that the person intends to capture their fellow’s attention. In this situation, they wanted to obtain the waiter’s attention. However, considering that the waiters understand the gesture in a single context, they are prone to misunderstanding it in others, as shown in the context below. Excerpt 1: In the middle of their conversation, one girl was raising her hand up and waved slightly. I understood that she wasn’t calling for…

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    various sections. Firstly, emblems, body gestures that convert into words or phrases. Furthermore, illustrators add emphasis to a verbal message by literally illustrating the verbal message. Also, regulators are actions that control the conversation. Adaptors serve as gestures that please a personal demand. Finally, affect displays movements of the face that may display happiness, sadness or disagreement. Emblems, as defined by Joseph A. DeVito “, are body gestures that translate directly into…

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    FROM HAND TO MOUTH Michael C. Corballis (1) Imagine trying to teach a child to talk without using your hands or any other means of pointing of gesturing. The task would surely be impossible. There can be little doubt that bodily gestures are involved in the development of language, both in the individual and in the species. Yet, once the system is up and running, it can function entirely on vocalizations, as when two friends chat over the phone and create in each other’s minds a world of events…

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    while playing the game of charades. The study used charades to investigate the neural basis of gestural communication by having participants act out and interpret predetermined gestures while their brain activity was being recorded inside of an fMRI machine. Data gathered from the fMRI showed that during production of gestures, the putative motor neuron system (pMNS) composed of the premotor, parietal, and posterior mid-temporal cortices was most significantly recruited. However, during the…

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    Nonverbal communication Categories of nonverbal communication can be classified as: facial expressions, head movements, hand and arm gestures, physical space, touching, eye contact, and physical postures. Facial expressions • In most cultures, smiling is a sign of happiness but it can also shows other emotions. For example some chinese may smile when they are discussing something sad or uncomfortable. • Winking has a very different meaning in different cultures. Some Latin Americans wink as a…

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    In lab, I had two partners, whom I had never worked with before. However, they understood my intentions by my body gestures. For instance, if I wanted to get ice for our lab, I would point to the icebox, and they understood my action. Furthermore, when I wanted to tell them that there was a mistake in our lab observations, I would point to the mistake in the lab notes…

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    ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE The basic block diagram that shows the components for analysis and interpretation of any classical dance is shown in figure 1.This involves the analyzing the following features: body movements, hand gestures, expressions, music, costumes and make-up, instruments used as well as lyrics of song[19]. The information gathered from the analysis of those features will be made as a domain knowledge storage which can be interpreted for various…

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    The mature period of Chou Wen-Chung’s compositional output was marked by the gradual formulation of his musical language from I Ching, or the Classic of Changes from the Western Zhou period (1000-750 BCE). The most documented aspect of Chou’s language was his system of pitch organization, which he named variable modes. It took Chou more than three decades to arrive at its final version, and it formed the backbones of his compositional structure. The theoretical foundation of this system is…

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    Reicherzer’s gesture where visually expressive. She used hand gestures and active body language as she spoke in her counseling session with Shawn and Westin. The message that this sent was: The message I received was compassion. The message explained that you two can overcome and rebuild your communication in your relationship. You can make the time to meet one another’s wants and needs. What I observed to be the reaction of the mock client in response to the gestures of this counselor was:…

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    Although non-verbal communication lacks specifics, it is a way to communicate from a distance or understand a different language in the form of gestures. A person’s everyday actions are non-verbal forms of communication such as, handshakes, nods, body and facial expressions, but careful the meaning of gestures varies throughout the world. Gestures mean very different things depending on where you travel. Hand signals, nods, and…

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