Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary Development
Kids from high-income families do better at both, but researchers not exactly sure why
THURSDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests the income and education levels of parents are connected to a baby's skills with gesturing, which in turn can indicate whether a child will...
Robotics insights through flies' eyes
...Marienplatz at the heart of Munich a distance of about a mile by stopping passers-by and asking for directions. To do this, ACE had to interpret the gestures
of people who pointed the way, and it had to negotiate the sidewalks and traffic crossings safely.
Increasingly natural interaction between intell...
Eye Doctors of Washington Awards DC Resident Free LASIK as Part of its Good Deeds Campaign
...gesture to a stranger can brighten someone’s day.
(Vocus) July 6, 2009 -- In tough times, random acts of kindness and gestures
of goodwill can go a long way in demonstrating our sense of humanity and compassion toward one another. With that in mind, Eye Doctors of Washington, ...
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point
...uding body part, as did the 2-year-olds. But 3-year-olds understood all the gestures
presented, including a pointing index finger, and successfully retrieved th...other hand, dogs should continue to understand and (hopefully) follow these gestures
all of their lives. But while human teenagers might still understand, they'...
Brain Anatomy Could Point to Autism
...gdala at 2 and 4.
However, the researchers did not find a relationship between amygdala size and other social behaviors at this age, such as social gestures
or ritualistic/repetitive behavior, Piven said.
"We have found a very specific behavior, social-orienting, known to be a core neuropsychological m...
Using tools requires that the brain is able to control movements
...ng object to point at a target within hand reach.
Apraxia is often thought to be due to a loss in the ability to translate memories of well-learned gestures
into a specific sequence of movements. With these new findings, the authors suggest that some of those patients are also impaired in more elementary p...
Teaching autistic teens to make friends
...nts with autism because they typically lack the ability to pick up on all the social cues most of us take for granted things like body language, hand gestures
and facial expressions, along with speech inflections like warmth, sarcasm or hostility.
"Lack of these basic social skills may lead to rejection,...
National Experts Offer Practical Tips for Parents Concerned about Autism
...such as hand flapping.
A child who does not imitate the vocal sounds or actions of peers or adults.
A child who is delayed in talking, gestures
and use of facial expressions.
A child who doesn't seem to understand others' verbal and non-verbal communication.
A child who had lea...
Study shows why sporting heroes should thank their friends
...o be one of the most important factors influencing sports performance. While training, tactics and luck all play a part, the encouraging words or kind gestures
of a partner or friend can make the difference between a footballer scoring that winning goal, or a sprinter achieving a record time. The encouragemen...
Deaf Children Can Create Own Sign Language
Coppola noted that Nicaraguans use gestures
frequently when they speak, and many of those gest...tent in their form. Deaf children pick up on these gestures
and their meanings, and also invent other gestures
they use to communicate.
This ability underlies...
Ape gestures offer clues to the evolution of human communication
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have found bonobos and chimpanzees use manual gestures
of their hands, feet and limbs more flexibly than they do facial expressions and vocalizations, further supporting the evolution of human language began with gestures...
Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida
...he popular Second Life virtual reality website. Van Nort is especially interested in improvisations arising from sonic and visual feedback (including gestures
by the performers) afforded by the Internet environment and by the inherent time delay imposed on performance. All of these, Van Nort says, alters th...
Robot fetches objects with just a point and a click
...d imprecise nature of human language. While scientists are making slow, incremental progress in their quest to create a robot that responds to speech, gestures
and body language, a more straightforward method of communication may help robots find their way into homes sooner.
A team of researchers led by Ch...
Computer scientists unravel 'language of surgery'
... these down to their most basic sounds, called phonemes," he said. "Following that example, our team wants to break surgical procedures down to simple gestures
that can be represented mathematically by computer software."
With that information in hand, the computer scientists hope to be able to recognize ...
Sooner is better with cochlear implants, Stanford scientist shows
...lained Knudsen, who is also chair of Stanford's Department of Neurobiology. The brain has learned that in conversation, the lips and face make certain gestures
that always occur together with certain sounds. "The brain is always combining what it sees with what it hears and making the best guess at what was s...