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kinesics

 [kĭ-ne´siks]
the scientific study of the role of body movements, such as facial expressions, gestures, and eye movements, in interpersonal communication.

ki·ne·sics

(ki-nē'siks),
The study of nonverbal bodily motion in communication. See: body language.

kinesics

/ki·ne·sics/ (ki-ne´siks) the study of body movement as a part of the process of communication.

kinesics

[kīnē′siks]
Etymology: Gk, kinesis, motion
the study of body position, posture, movement, and facial expression in relation to communication. The observance of nonverbal interactional behavior is an integral part of health assessment and is used especially in mental health assessment as an objective and measurable tool for diagnosing disturbances of communication and behavioral disorders. See also body language, communication.

ki·ne·sics

(ki-nē'siks)
The study of nonverbal bodily motion in communication.

ki·ne·sics

(ki-nē'siks)
The study of nonverbal bodily motion in communication.
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Kinesics and Context: Essays on Body Motion Communication.
The freeze is the kinesic version of a "cool tongue", which reflects the "intelligent withholding of speech for the purposes of higher deliberation in the metaphor of the cool" (Thompson, 1973).
Chapter 2, 'Kinesic Tropes and Action Verbs', explores the blurring of the distinction between the literal and figural in Patience, foregrounding the reader's necessary 'resort to the concrete literality of his sensorimotor cognition and kinaesthetic and kinesic intelligence' (p.
Most obviously in this regard, he consistently deploys small-scale kinesic and paralinguistic cues that are well captured in the synch sound, medium close and close up shots that Lunson uses to render his interviews, each of which help to generate a sense that he is amenable to self-effacement.
Recovery from effort should be made on all levels--physical, metabolic, psychical, in terms of diet--and kinesic treatment of microtraumas should become a rule.
Besides the sociopolitical meaning, Pina Baush's creations have an element of psychodrama, manifested as the exteriorization as kinesic projection of a succession of inner events: the becoming of the ego, meaning, la to sensu, narrative coherence.
For instance, kinesic factors like beat gestures can alter which syntactic structure is assigned to ambiguous sentences (Holle et al.
Like other folk dances bowdlerized in Bombay cinema, Bhangra would enable the urban middle class Hindi speaking protagonist to attain kinesic and psychological release from the conservative mores of Indian society.
By this means she investigates the essential communicative aspects of movements, postures, gestures, and facial expressions--all of which constitute kinesic intelligence--and brings this understanding to discussion of the creation and consumption of artistic and literary works.
Each step] cannot be counted because each unit is qualitative in nature:a style of tactile apprehension and kinesic appropriation.