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Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines (Electronic book text)
Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines (Electronic book text): Ipke Wachsmuth, Manuela Lenzen

Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines (Electronic book text)

Ipke Wachsmuth, Manuela Lenzen

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When people communicate face to face they don't just exchange verbal information. Rather, communication encompasses the whole body. Communication partners synchronize their body sway, and mimic or imitate each other's body postures and actions. They produce a multitude of manual and facial gestures that help to illustrate what is being said, show how communication partners feel, or or reveal verbal deception. Moreover, face-to-face communication takes place in shared contexts wherepartners jointly attend and refer to the same objects, often while working on joint tasks such as carrying a table or repairing a car together.Traditionally, communication research has neglected these parts of communication using the engineering model of signal transmission as the main theoretical metaphor. This book takes a new look at recent empirical findings in the cognitive and neurosciences, showing that the traditional approach is insufficient, and presenting a new interdisciplinary perspective, the Embodied Communication perspective. The core claim of the Embodied Communication perspective is that human communication involvesparallel and highly interactive couplings between communication partners. These couplings range from low-level systems for performing and understanding instrumental actions, like the mirror system, to higher-systems that interpret symbols in a cultural context. The book can also serve as a guide forengineers who construct artificial agents and robots that should be able to interact with humans.


Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc, USA
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2008
Editors: Ipke Wachsmuth • Manuela Lenzen
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 509
ISBN-13: 978-6613892386
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Psychology > Cognition & cognitive psychology > General
LSN: 6613892386
Barcode: 9786613892386

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