Face Touching, Scratching, Lip licking and Biting – The Body Language of Displacement Behaviors And It’s Significant To Men, Women And Coping

Face Touching, Scratching, Lip licking and Biting – The Body Language of Displacement Behaviors And It’s Significant To Men, Women And Coping Christopher Philip It’s been known that various so called “displacement behaviours” are common indicators of emotional or stressful…

‘Chew On This’ – The Association Between Teeth Grinding and Neuroticism

‘Chew On This’ – The Association Between Teeth Grinding and Neuroticism Jenny Galvao According to research by Angelina Sutin of the National Institute on Aging and her associates, there is a relationship between certain personality traits and the body language…

Mirror Neuron Deficit Related to Austism

Mirror Neuron Deficit Related to Austism Jenny Galvao According to research by Tom Perkins of Deakin University and his associates, there may be a connection between autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and deficits of the parieto-frontal mirror neuron system. Mirror neurons…

Men’s Attractiveness Written In Body And Face

Men’s Attractiveness Written In Body And Face Jenny Galvao Research carried out by Bernhard Fink of Göttingen and his associates indicate that women evaluate men’s faces and bodily appearance which are translated into judgements of their reproductive quality. “This study…

‘Walk With Me’ – A Glimpse Into Walking Body Language

‘Walk With Me’ – A Glimpse Into Walking Body Language Jenny Galvao Research by Marco Costa of the University of Bologna has shown us that males and females have different patterns in their walking styles when in groups of two…

The Not-So Crooked Smile of a Politician

The Not-So Crooked Smile of a Politician Jenny Galvao Research by Christopher Olivola of University College London and Alexander Todorov of Princeton University has shown that people can make very accurate judgements about the personality traits of some political candidates…

The Feminine Face of Success

The Feminine Face of Success Jenny Galvao According to research led by Nicholas Rule of Tufts University, the success of female chief executive officers can be inferred simply based on her facial features. Furthermore, the success of female CEOs’ own…

Tattoos: Causing the Ultimate Contradiction in Perception

Tattoos: Causing the Ultimate Contradiction in Perception Jenny Galvao Research by Silke Wohlrab and her associates indicate that that tattoos don’t always enhance attractiveness, in fact, according to their research, they can actually do the opposite. In this experiment, male…

Giving A Whole New Meaning To “Strong” Cheekbones – Cues Of Formidability Written All Over Your Face

Giving A Whole New Meaning To “Strong” Cheekbones – Cues Of Formidability Written All Over Your Face Jenny Galvao Research by Aaron Sell of the Centre for Evolutionary Psychology and his associates, indicate that judgements of fighting ability, and thus…

Gut Instincts Following Gaze Directions

Gut Instincts Following Gaze Directions Jenny Galvao According to research by Nouchine Hadjikhani of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and associates, the direction of a gaze can reveal a lot more than just who somebody is engaging…

Size Matters – Male Muscularity Linked To Reproductive Success

Size Matters – Male Muscularity Linked To Reproductive Success Christopher Philip A team of researchers led by Dr. Marcy Schooling, has found a positive link between adolescent body build (body weight) and lifelong reproductive success in men. Data was gleaned…

Emotional Expression – Executed Through Body Poses

Emotional Expression – Executed Through Body Poses Jenny Galvao According to research carried out by Konrad Schindler of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and associates, there are several basic emotional states that can be observed in still images by…

We All Speak the Language of Fear – How Body Language Activates The Brain Automatically

We All Speak the Language of Fear – How Body Language Activates The Brain Automatically Jenny Galvao According to research led by Julie Grèzes of the CNRS-Collège de France, activity in our brain occurs when automatically when view fearful expressions.…

Cultural Context is Key for Attraction

Cultural Context is Key for Attraction Jenny Galvao Research led by Viren Swami of the University of Westminster and his associates have found evidence of cross-cultural differences in the perception of attraction, specifically in terms of leg-to-body ratios. Additionally, it…

Our Faultless Fear Perception – How Fear Odor Improves Cognitive Function

Our Faultless Fear Perception – How Fear Odor Improves Cognitive Function Jenny Galvao Research led by Denise Chen and his associates has shown that when in the presence of fear, much like animals, humans can also detect important odour signals…

Facially Friend Zoned – How Facial Similarity Inhibits Romance

Facially Friend Zoned – How Facial Similarity Inhibits Romance Jenny Galvao According to research carried out by Lisa DeBruine of McMaster University, facial similarity may be effective in drawing us towards someone, but not in a romantic way. In many…

Is ‘Good Sport’ Written All Over You? Body Language Leads To Sporting Outcome Predictions

Is ‘Good Sport’ Written All Over You? Body Language Leads To Sporting Outcome Predictions By: Jenny Galvao According to some interesting research done by Iain Greenless of the University College Chichester and associates, body language not only goes a long…

Women’s Hips Like A Drug To Men

Women’s Hips Like A Drug To Men Christopher Philip New research by Steven Platek and Devendra Singh suggest that men have no choice but to lust after women’s hypnotic hips. A women’s waist-hip-ratio WHR is a secondary sexual characteristic which…

Long Hair? Men Care! – The Body Language of Woman’s Hair

Long Hair? Men Care! – The Body Language of Woman’s Hair Jenny Galvao Norbert Mesko and Thomas Bereczkei of the University of Pécs did some interesting research on different woman’s hairstyles and how certain hairstyles may be designed from an…

Gesturing Originates From Fish

Gesturing Originates From Fish Christopher Philip According to Andrew Bassa, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University and Boris Chagnaud, Department of Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, tetrapod (all four limbed animals including humans) derived gestural signaling from the same sources as…

Eye Rolls of Disgust And Turning Away In Exclusion – How Girls Use Nonverbal Aggression To Harm

Eye Rolls of Disgust And Turning Away In Exclusion – How Girls Use Nonverbal Aggression To Harm Christopher Philip According to Marion Underwood, girls use various nonverbal tactics within their female peer groups to inflict punishment, exact revenge and to…

Disgust as Protection Against Disease

Disgust as Protection Against Disease Christopher Philip Evidence collected from over 40,000 people across a web-based survey suggests that the disgust emotion is an evolutionary adaptation which protects people from infectious disease. In the survey, respondents viewed 20 photographs. Amongst…

Parents Determine Pride and Shame In Young Boys

Parents Determine Pride and Shame In Young Boys Jenny Galvao Jay Belsky of Pennsylvania State University and his associates carried out research in the area of child development, specifically the reactions of pride and shame in young boys. According to…