Latest Human communication Stories

Accuracy Of Face Identification Is In The Eye And Brain Of The Beholder
2013-07-24 09:09:16

University of California - Santa Barbara Though humans generally have a tendency to look at a region just below the eyes and above the nose toward the midline when first identifying another person, a small subset of people tend to look further down -- at the tip of the nose, for instance, or at the mouth. However, as UC Santa Barbara researchers Miguel Eckstein and Matthew Peterson recently discovered, "nose lookers" and "mouth lookers" can do just as well as everyone else when it comes to...

2013-07-13 23:02:41

1000 Questions For Couples created by Michael Webb is the latest book that contains a wide range of questions for couples in 22 topics, marriage tips and advice, relationship saving secrets, and a lot of other secrets. A full 1000 Questions For Couples overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 1000 Questions For Couples created by Michael Webb is the latest book that contains a wide range of questions for couples, marriage tips...

Social Presence Key To Human-Robot Interaction
2013-07-09 04:33:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the prospect of robots entering our everyday life becomes more and more of a reality, scientists have become more interested in the relationship between man and machine. A new study published in Computers in Human Behavior looks at the issue from a human's perspective and asks how a robot's presentation affects how it is perceived. "For robot designers, this means greater emphasis on role assignments to robots," said S. Shyam...

2013-07-08 23:21:41

Business Phone System Provider and Customer Support Platform Vonjour Discusses Phone Support Best Practices Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Customer service involves many channels beyond phone: web, chat, email, and social media are all important channels for customers to connect to a company's support center. Providing a holistic customer support experience will increase retention and help brands acquire users more than traditional marketing channels. While there are multiple...

2013-07-03 11:55:47

If you rely on hand gestures to get your point across, you can thank fish for that! Scientists have found that the evolution of the control of speech and hand movements can be traced back to the same place in the brain, which could explain why we use hand gestures when we are speaking. Professor Andrew Bass (Cornell University), who will be presenting his work at the meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology on the 3rd July, said: "We have traced the evolutionary origins of the...

2013-06-21 23:04:01

Communications expert Cliff Atkinson, author of “Beyond Bullet Points,” gives his seal of approval to Michael Heinrichs’ indiegogo campaign seeking $5,000 for groundbreaking ‘better presentations’ app. PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Communications expert Cliff Atkinson, author of the best-selling book “Beyond Bullet Points,” has thrown his support behind a crowdfunding campaign for an app that helps to create better presentations. Atkinson has given his...

Applause Is Contagious, Spreads Like An Infection
2013-06-19 12:23:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from Sweden's Uppsala University has scientifically confirmed what we´ve already known for hundreds of years: applause is contagious. For entertainers and performers, clapping is seen as a sign of appreciation, as a way for audiences to thank them for a job well done and let them know their work is appreciated. While this is understood by all, it´s accepted that some clapping, if not most, is either done...

2013-06-17 23:17:35

Using Game Theory as a strategy in presentation greatly improves outcome as demonstrated by feedback from clients, reports Chris Reich of TeachUPresentation. Etna, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Game Theory, a concept made famous by the movie, A Beautiful Mind, is very effective at improving results of presentations. While Game Theory itself is very mathematically complex, Chris Reich of TeachUPresentation has extracted the most applicable parts and developed a practical application to making...

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