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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ki·ne·sics

(ki-nē'siks),
The study of nonverbal bodily motion in communication. See: body language.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ki·ne·sics

(ki-nē'siks)
The study of nonverbal bodily motion in communication.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ki·ne·sics

(ki-nē'siks)
The study of nonverbal bodily motion in communication.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In the specific case of the kinesic channel, it has been shown that gestures and speech mutually and obligatorily interact in order to enhance language comprehension (Kelly, Ozyurek, & Maris, 2010).
Getting conductors to be more expressive--and less mechanically oriented, by implication--is the stated purpose in research of pedagogical methods such as Dalcroze Eurythmics (Baker, 1992; Dickson, 1992), Laban movement analysis (Gambetta, 2005; Holt, 1992; Plaag, 2006), kinesic nonverbal communication (Krudop, 2003; Mathers, 2009), theater-acting exercises (Baker, 1992; Running, 2008), and metaphorical gestures (Wis, 1993), with mime also posed as a potential source of expressive gestures (MacKay, 2008).
An original reference source for the study of kinesics. From Adam's-Apple-Jump to Zygomatic Smile.
Second, the lawyer should present the story with careful attention to communicative skills of voice and body because "so little communication is grounded on bare word content...." (5) These skills include effective choices of and transitions in movement, stance, posture, and gesture (kinesics).
Visual cues--including kinesics (body movement, gesture, and posture); facial expression and gaze behavior; and nonverbal auditory cues such as pitch, volume, and rate--function in concert intentionally or inadvertently to communicate emotion.
These analyses orient to the distinctive combinations of language and other modalities of communication in different phases of knowledge construction across disciplines (formulae, tables, graphs, diagrams, drawings, photographs, video, artifacts, gesture, kinesics, facial expression, classroom organisation, and so on).
Foster, Springer, and Nakamura all engage in race studies, but they are divided into two sections and then Springer and Nakamura are separated by essays on kinesics and fashion; in addition, O'Riordan would also be more effective in closer proximity to both Foster's essay and Gillis's femme fatale discussions.
Based on the integral role of kinesics in meaning making and on the phenomenon of synchrony of voice and movement in natural speech, gestures are also used as aids to remediate the whole range of vocalic features of expression: articulation, stress, pitch, volume, pace, chunking, and intonation.
Uses appropriate nonverbal 3.128 behavior (kinesics, occulesics, personal appearance, paralanguage, and proxemics, etc).
Paralanguage and kinesics. Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press.