Gesture

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A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication or non-vocal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of, or in conjunction with, speech.wikipedia
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Body language

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Gestures allow individuals to communicate a variety of feelings and thoughts, from contempt and hostility to approval and affection, often together with body language in addition to words when they speak.
Such behavior includes facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of space.

Communication

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A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication or non-vocal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of, or in conjunction with, speech.
Examples of nonverbal communication include haptic communication, chronemic communication, gestures, body language, facial expressions, eye contact etc. Nonverbal communication also relates to the intent of a message.

John Bulwer

A study done in 1644, by John Bulwer an English physician and early Baconian natural philosopher wrote five works exploring human communications pertaining to gestures.
who wrote five works exploring the Body and human communication, particularly by gesture.

Sign language

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Gesture processing takes place in areas of the brain such as Broca's and Wernicke's areas, which are used by speech and sign language.
Contact occurs between sign languages, between sign and spoken languages (contact sign, a kind of pidgin), and between sign languages and gestural systems used by the broader community.

Origin of language

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The theory that language evolved from manual gestures, termed Gestural Theory, dates back to the work of 18th-century philosopher and priest Abbé de Condillac, and has been revived by contemporary anthropologist Gordon W. Hewes, in 1973, as part of a discussion on the origin of language.
The gestural theory states that human language developed from gestures that were used for simple communication.

David McNeill

In 1992, David Mcneill a professor of linguistics and psychology at the University of Chicago wrote a book based on his ten years of research and concluded that "gestures do not simply form a part of what is said, but have an impact on thought itself."
David McNeill (born 1933 in California, United States) is an American psychologist and writer specializing in scientific research into psycholinguistics and especially the relationship of language to thought, and the gestures that accompany discourse.

Adam Kendon

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A peer-reviewed journal Gesture has been published since 2001, and was founded by Adam Kendon and Cornelia Müller.
Adam Kendon (born in London, son of Frank Kendon) is one of the world's foremost authorities on the topic of gesture.

Head shake

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Examples of Non-manual gestures may include head nodding and shaking, shoulder shrugging, and facial expression, among others.
A head shake is a gesture in which the head is turned left and right along the transverse plane repeatedly in quick succession.

Nod (gesture)

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Examples of Non-manual gestures may include head nodding and shaking, shoulder shrugging, and facial expression, among others.
A nod of the head is a gesture in which the head is tilted in alternating up and down arcs along the sagittal plane.

List of gestures

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The page List of gestures discusses emblematic gestures made with one hand, two hands, hand and other body parts, and body and facial gestures.
Gestures are a form of nonverbal communication in which visible bodily actions are used to communicate important messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with spoken words.

Pointing

Deictic gestures are gestures that consist of indicative or pointing motions.
Pointing is a gesture specifying a direction from a person's body, usually indicating a location, person, event, thing or idea.

Shrug

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Examples of Non-manual gestures may include head nodding and shaking, shoulder shrugging, and facial expression, among others.
A shrug is a gesture performed by raising both shoulders, and is a representation of an individual either being indifferent about something or not knowing an answer to a question.

Nonverbal communication

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A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication or non-vocal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of, or in conjunction with, speech.
Nonverbal communication can portray a message both vocally and with the correct body signals or gestures.

Language development

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Studies affirm a strong link between gesture typology and language development.
:An infant mainly uses non-verbal communication (mostly gestures) to communicate.

Cornelia Müller

A peer-reviewed journal Gesture has been published since 2001, and was founded by Adam Kendon and Cornelia Müller.
Cornelia Müller is a linguist who works on pragmatic features of semantics, particularly metaphors in gesture.

Salute

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A salute is a gesture or other action used to display respect.

Kinesics

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Kinesics is the interpretation of body motion communication such as facial expressions and gestures, nonverbal behavior related to movement of any part of the body or the body as a whole.

Enactment effect

The use of gestures improves the quantity of phrases that can be recalled, the phrases can be recalled for a longer amount of time, and they can be accessed easier.

Motion capture

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The movement of gestures can be used to interact with technology like computers, using touch or multi-touch popularised by the iPhone, physical movement detection and visual motion capture, used in video game consoles.
ESC entertainment, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers Pictures created specially to enable virtual cinematography, including photorealistic digital look-alikes for filming The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions movies, used a technique called Universal Capture that utilized 7 camera setup and the tracking the optical flow of all pixels over all the 2-D planes of the cameras for motion, gesture and facial expression capture leading to photorealistic results.

Hand

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Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body.

Face

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Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body.

Human body

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Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body.

Emotional expression

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Gestures differ from physical non-verbal communication that does not communicate specific messages, such as purely expressive displays, proxemics, or displays of joint attention.

Proxemics

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Gestures differ from physical non-verbal communication that does not communicate specific messages, such as purely expressive displays, proxemics, or displays of joint attention.