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Orangutans' communication resembles a game of 'charades'
.... Please note the new time. When orangutans use gestures
to get their point across, they rely on the same b...arrowed down their range of signals by focusing on gestures
already used and repeating them frequently. In contrast, when completely misunderstood, orangutans e...
UCLA researchers show that culture influences brain cells
...itous middle finger salute forwell, you know. Such gestures
that convey meaning without speech are used and re...n land and he or she may be clueless to the common gestures
of that particular culture. This raises a provocative questiondoes culture influence the brain" T...
Ape gestures offer clues to the evolution of human communication
...ity, have found bonobos and chimpanzees use manual gestures
of their hands, feet and limbs more flexibly than ...porting the evolution of human language began with gestures
as the gestural origin hypothesis of language suggests. This study appears in the current issue of t...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
... to automatically engage preparation for orofacial gestures
corresponding to the emotional content of the stimulus. 4. Ginkgo biloba and Oligomeric A in Worms Yanjue Wu, Zhixin Wu, Peter Butko, Yves Christen, Mary P. Lambert, William L. Klein, Christopher D. Link, and Yuan Luo Ginkgo biloba, the ancient...
Social imitation in neonatal monkeys
...e protrusion. In this model, observing human mouth gestures
directly activates mirror neurons in the monkeys' ..."despotic and nepotistic." Picking up these social gestures
early in life may well facilitate the animal's early social relations (primarily with the mother) an...
You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours: Chimps point to spot they'd like groomed
...ales do. Historically, researchers thought animal gestures
provide information only about the communicator's ...ators. However, documenting the use of referential gestures
in animals has lagged behind, Mitani said....
Referential-gesture communication in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
Humans commonly use referential gestures
that direct the attention of recipients to particu...ust infer the signaler's meaning, the use of these gestures
has been linked with cognitive capacities such as the ability to recognize another individual's ment...
Coming to grips with robot learning
...ronment with a camera, recognises the instructor's gestures
from a set of predefined gestures, makes the necessary decisions to achieve the goal, i.e. the appropriate sequence of actions of the arm, hand and finger movements. This is optimised in such a way that it is achieved with the minimum amount of motio...
$3.5 million from Homeland Security for lie detection in the 21st century
...'s subtle body movements shoulder shrugging, hand gestures
or slight changes in facial expression may indica...0 percent reliable. "On the other hand, we believe gestures
and expressions are a lot harder for someone to mask, and don't vary significantly among races and c...
Chimpanzee brains are asymmetrical in key areas and their handedness reflects it
...t chimps are also strongly right-handed for manual gestures
and throwing, a clue to the origins of more general right-hand dominance in both chimps and humans. This second study also confirms that handedness goes way back. Its findings, say the authors, "suggest that the neurobiological basis for hand...