Leaping Barracuda Gashes Teenage Girl's Arm
Barracuda Gashed Teenage Girl's Arm! Quick picture before jumping in the car to head to the hospital?!?!?! 51 stitches later she is doing fine physically. The picture says it all...◦
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Dad of the Year w/Daughter: Her Eyes Say Fear, Lips Say Disgust, and Faked Smile (All to be expected when Dad needs pic of the fish that bit you)
Yvonne Schroeder (20), a survivor of the stampede at the Duisburg Love Parade techno festival on Saturday, breaks out in tears during a demonstration against the Mayor of Duisburg outside the Duisburg city hall July 29, 2010. Several hundred of protesters gathered outside the town hall to mourn the death of 21 techno fans in the stampede when hordes of young people pushed through a tunnel into the techno festival area at a former freight rail yard in Duisburg. The banner reads, Are people not worth more?
When we physically ache from a headache, we will often attempt to reduce the stress by rubbing on our temples.
We will also do this subconsciously when we are under stress and are thinking about something difficult to comprehend.
Physically there could be increased blood pressure and high heart rates and our bodies recognize the stress and we rub our temples.
It also allows a certain amount of eye blocking.
Notice the person in the background with their hand covering the mouth.
Emotionally charged moment.◦
Friday, July 30, 2010
Brazilain Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello of Williams team arrives at the pit lane at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyorod near Budapest, Hungary, 29 July 2010. The Formula One Grand Prix of Hungary will take place on 1 August 2010.
Usually sadness; always negative; when not clearly sadness it can be done when considering something (that the person does not want to think about).◦
Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
So I stumbled upon a article about lying in real estate and liked what they were saying about gestures:
"Liars don't rehearse their gestures -- just their words. The cognitive load is huge on them when they're trying to appear sincere, so it's harder for them to control their bodies. That translates into significant giveaway behaviors -- like freezing the upper body, lowering the voice or slowing the breathing. Watch closely what happens when you ask about that just-materialized rival's offer."
6 Ways to Tell If Your Real Estate Agent Is Lying
3) Observe body language. Liars don't rehearse their gestures -- just their words. The cognitive load is huge on them when they're trying to appear sincere...◦
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
NAANTALI, FINLAND. JULY 21, 2010. Russian president Dmitry Medvedev and Finland's president Tarja Halonen walking on the premises of the Kultaranta, the summer residence of the President of Finland.
I look at a great deal of images and this one is a gem! It is the 1 in every 10,000 where we can clearly see the emotion, yet it is not clearly documented in the facial expressions field. Part of it is the amusement is mostly seen in the eyes, the way there is a certain intensity and closing of the eyelids to focus attention. There is the subtle way the lips are clearly downward, but yet at the same time turning upward; and pulled back forming the lines on the side of his cheeks. Everything is subtle, but there is nothing subtle about his emotion.◦
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Saturday, July 17, 2010
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (L), India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (front) gesture during a group photo at the G20 Summit in Toronto June 27, 2010.
Notice the two people in the above photo, the fingers should be together when when waving. If they are not together the gesture appear less genuine and "together."
Now you should also have your palm face the person you are waving to...◦
Friday, July 16, 2010
MOSCOW, RUSSIA. JULY 11, 2010. Opposition leader Eduard Limonov (R) pictured before a conference where The Other Russia coalition was transformed into a new political party of the same name.
Does the person want:
- more privacy
- is excited about the subject
- is showing dominance, entering their personal space
- is wanting to be closer to the other
Any lean towards or away has meaning...◦
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Russia's Mikhail Youzhny reacts during his Davis Cup World Group quarter-final tennis match against Argentina's David Nalbandian in Moscow July 11, 2010.
This often is viewed as an overt sign of dominance and celebration, but it also can be the athlete's way to burn off excess adrenaline.◦
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
MOSCOW, RUSSIA. JULY 11, 2010. Opposition leader Eduard Limonov appears at a conference where The Other Russia coalition was transformed into a new political party of the same name.
Does the person want to:
- look better
- see better
- is nervous
- is playing with a prop
- wanting to appear smart
- wanting to divert attention
Always play attention to this and any other fiddling with props.◦
An Article You Should Check Out: Lie detector works by targeting people with 'shifty eyes' | TG Daily
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Journal of Nonverbal Behavior.
Volume 34 Number 3 is now available on SpringerLink
There are two articles I found interesting:
The Semantic Specificity Hypothesis: When Gestures Do Not Depend Upon the Presence of a Listener
Humans gesture even when their gestures can serve no communicative function (e.g., when the listener cannot see them). This study explores the intrapersonal function of gestures, and the semantic content of the speech they accompany. Sixty-eight adults participated in pairs, communicating on an object description task. Visibility of partner was manipulated; participants completed half the task behind a screen. Participants produced iconic gestures significantly more for praxic items (i.e., items with physically manipulable properties) than non-praxic items, regardless of visibility of partner. These findings support the semantic specificity hypothesis, whereby a gesture is integrally associated with the semantic properties of the word it accompanies. Where those semantic properties include a high motor component the likelihood of a gesture being produced is increased, irrespective of communication demands.
My comments: First, Iconic gestures or illustrators are closely related to speech, illustrating what is being said. Iconic gestures are different from other gestures in that they are used to show physical, concrete items. I see this this happen all the time, most often when people are talking on the phone. It appears that we feel most comfortable when speaking and gesturing, it is natural for us. This is why, when we are talking to someone and there are no gestures, or the amount of gestures changes it is significant.
Vocal and Physiological Changes in Response to the Physical Attractiveness of Conversational Partners
We examined how individuals may change their voices when speaking to attractive versus unattractive individuals, and if it were possible for others to perceive these vocal changes. In addition, we examined if any concurrent physiological effects occurred when speaking with individuals who varied in physical attractiveness. We found that both sexes used a lower-pitched voice and showed a higher level of physiological arousal when speaking to the more attractive, opposite-sex target. Furthermore, independent raters evaluated the voice samples directed toward the attractive target (versus the unattractive target) as sounding more pleasant when the two voice samples from the same person presented had a reasonably perceptually noticeable difference in pitch. These findings may have implications for the role voice plays in mate selection and attraction.
My comments: Not only is this significant for the whole "finding of a mate" thingy; Pitch can and does always tell us the amount of interest and/or the amount of comfort or discomfort; and this directly relates to social status and/or authority figures... Once you notice and understand the characteritics of the voice and how it relates to reading people, it may be more telling than facial expressions...◦
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Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - epa02243992 Dutch forward Wesley Sneijder gestures during his team's training session in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 July 2010.
There are a sub class of gestures, that I call 'Your Reflection Gestures' where the person displays a gesture that the other person should be showing.
Here we see it with a soccer player, he is showing his teammates their indecisiveness (saying with a gesture 'What's up?').
I most often see this with people that are showing embarrassment because someone else did something... well embarrassing.◦
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Monday, July 12, 2010
Maria Kanellis.at the 2010 Steve Garvey Summer Softball Classic .Eddy D Field, Pepperdine University.Malibu, CA.July 10, 2010.
This gesture goes way back to the days when all gentlemen wore hats, and they would tip their hats to other gentlemen, in kind of a bow. Today it is most often seen on the baseball field.◦
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
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Friday, July 9, 2010
The new television series Lie to Me portrays a social scientist solving crimes through his ability to read nonverbal communication. Promotional materials claim the content is based on actual science. Participants (N = 108) watched an episode of Lie to Me, a different drama, or no program and then judged a series of honest and deceptive interviews. Lie to Me viewers were no better at distinguishing truths from lies but were more likely than control participants to misidentify honest interviewees as deceptive. Watching Lie to Me decreases truth bias thereby increasing suspicion of others while at the same time reducing deception detection ability.
The Impact of Lie to Me on Viewers’ Actual Ability to Detect Deception
Published online before print June 17, 2010
TR Levine, KB Serota, HC Shulman - Communication Research, 2010 - crx.sagepub.com◦
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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Friday, July 2, 2010
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard gestures during a press conference following the Labour leadship spill which saw Gillard call a leadership ballot for the role of Prime Minister at Parliament House on June 24, 2010 in Canberra, Australia. Gillard demanded the ballot as party support for current PM Kevin Rudd collapsed. However no votes were cast in the caucus held this morning at 09:00 AEST, as Rudd conceded and stood down, making Gillard Australia's first female Prime Minister, with current treasurer Wayne Swan moving into the role of Deputy.
We all know that pointing is one of the most negative gestures we can do or see, you'd think adding a second finger would heightened the effect, but it actually reduces the negativity (it still is negative, just not as much), to further lessen the negativity you could employ the whole hand as a pointer...◦
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Santander Bank's President Emilio Botin gestures during a ceremony where 300 scholarships were granted to students in Valencia, eastern Spain, 24 June 2010.
Usually when we see the collar tug, we are seeing a person under stress, and when under stress we often loosen clothes. It could be the case, or it could simply be he had one too many desserts lately...◦