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of Gestures, Signs & Body Language Cues


From Adam's-Apple-Jump to Zygomatic Smile


By David B. Givens
© 2014
(Spokane, Washington: Center for Nonverbal Studies Press)

See BODY ADORNMENT


Items in this Dictionary have been researched by anthropologists, archaeologists,

biologists, linguists, psychiatrists, psychologists, semioticians, and others who have

studied human communication from a scientific point of view. Every effort has

been made to cite their work in the text. Definitions, meanings, and interpretations

left uncredited are those of the author. Gestures and consumer products with

current trademark registrations are identified with the ® symbol.

[The Dictionary is designed as a free, online educational resource, and is not for sale or remunerative profit. Unauthorized versions of The Nonverbal Dictionary on the Web are neither updated nor endorsed by the Center for Nonverbal Studies.]


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. . . --Cervantes (Don Quixote)


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ENTRIES in The Nonverbal Dictionary:

(Author's note: We are adding links to YouTube videos, and the latest information on mirror neurons.)

References


ADAM'S-APPLE-JUMP

AFFERENT CUE

AGNOSIA

AKINESIA

AMPHIBIAN BRAIN

AMYGDALA

ANATOMICAL POSITION

ANGER

ANGULAR DISTANCE

ANIMAL SIGN

ANTIGRAVITY SIGN

APOCRINE ODOR

APRAXIA

AQUATIC BRAIN & SPINAL CORD

ARM WEAR

ARM-CROSS

ARM-SHOW

ARM-SWING

AROMA CUE

ARPEGE®

ART CUE

ARTIFACT

ATNR

AUDITORY CUE

AUTISM

BALANCE CUE

BARBIE DOLL®

BASAL GANGLIA

BASELINE DEMEANOR

BEAUTY

BEND-AWAY

BIG MAC®

BITE

BLANK FACE

BLUE JEANS

BLUSHING

BODY ADORNMENT

BODY ALIGNMENT

BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER

BODY LANGUAGE

BODY MOVEMENT

BODY WALL

BODY-BEND

BODY-SHIFT

BOOT

BOW

BRANCH SUBSTITUTE

BROADSIDE DISPLAY

BUSINESS SUIT

CANDY

CHAIR

CHIN-JUT

CINGULATE GYRUS

CLEM

CLEVER HANS PHENOMENON

CLOTHING CUE

COCA-COLA®

COLOR CUE

CONFERENCE TABLE

CONSUMER PRODUCT

COURTSHIP

CROUCH

CROWDING

CRY

CUE

CUT-OFF

DANCE

DECEPTION CUE

DECISION GRIP

DISGUST

DOMINANCE

EFFERENT CUE

EMOTION

EMOTION CUE

ENTERIC BRAIN

ERGONOMICS OF THE MIND

EXISTENTIAL CRUNCH

EXPECTANCY THEORY

EYE CONTACT

EYE-BLINK

EYEBROW-LOWER

EYEBROW-RAISE

EYES

FACE

FACIAL BEAUTY

FACIAL EXPRESSION

FACIAL FLUSHING

FACIAL I.D.

FACIAL RECOGNITION

FEAR

FEET

FIGHT-OR-FLIGHT

FINGERTIP CUE

FIST

FLASHBULB EYES

FLEXION WITHDRAWAL

FOLD-ARMS

FOOTWEAR

FREEZE REACTION

FROWN

FRUIT SUBSTITUTE

GAZE-DOWN

GESTURE

GLUTAMATE

GOLF

GOOSE-STEP

HAIR CUE

HANDSHAKE

HANDS

HAND-BEHIND-HEAD

HANDS-ON-HIPS

HAPPINESS

HAT

HEAD-NOD

HEAD-SHAKE

HEAD-TILT-BACK

HEAD-TILT-SIDE

HERBS & SPICES

HIGH HEEL

HIGH-STAND DISPLAY

HOMUNCULUS

HUMAN BRAIN

HYPOTHALAMUS

IMMEDIACY

INFORMATION

INTENTION CUE

INTERIOR DESIGN

INVISIBILITY

ISOPRAXISM

ISOTYPE

JAW-DROOP

JUICE SUBSTITUTE

KINESICS

KISS

LAUGH

LAWN DISPLAY

LEG WEAR

LIMBIC SYSTEM

LIPS

LIP-COMPRESSION

LIP-POUT

LIP-PURSE

LIP-TOUCH

LOOM

LOVE

LOVE SIGN

LOVE SIGNAL

LOVE SIGNALS I

LOVE SIGNALS II

LOVE SIGNALS III

LOVE SIGNALS IV

LOVE SIGNALS V

LUNCH

MAMMALIAN BRAIN

MEATY TASTE

MEDIA

MEN'S SHOES

MESSAGE

MESSAGING FEATURE

MIME CUE

MINT

MOTION ENERGY MAP

MUSIC

NECK DIMPLE

NECKWEAR

NEO-SAVANNAH GRASSLAND

NEW CAR SMELL

NICOTINE

NLD

NONVERBAL APPRENTICESHIP

NONVERBAL BRAIN

NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

NONVERBALCONSCIOUSNESS

NONVERBAL FILMS

NONVERBAL INDEPENDENCE

NONVERBAL LEARNING

NONVERBAL LEARNING DISORDER

NONVERBAL RELEASE

NONVERBAL SURVEILLANCE

NONVERBAL WORLD

NOSE

NUT SUBSTITUTE

NUTTY TASTE

OBJECT FANCY

ORIENTING REFLEX

PAIN CUE

PALEOCIRCUIT

PALM-DOWN

PALM-UP

PHARYNGEAL ARCH

PLEASURE CUE

POINT

POSTURE

POWER GRIP

PRECISION GRIP

PRIMATE BRAIN

PROBING POINT

PROXEMICS

RAPPORT

REPTILIAN BRAIN

REST-AND-DIGEST

SADNESS

SECONDARY PRODUCT

SELF-TOUCH

SHELLFISH TASTE

SHOES

SHOPPING

SHOULDERS

SHOULDER-SHRUG

SHOULDER-SHRUG DISPLAY

SIGN

SIGNAL

SILENCE

SIT

SMILE

SNEAKER

SOFT SIGN

SPACE

SPECIAL VISCERAL NERVE

SPEECH

SPEECH ERRORS

STARTLE REFLEX

STEEPLE

STEINZOR EFFECT

STOMP

STRANGER ANXIETY

SUBMISSION

SUPERBALL®

SWAGGER-WALK

SWEATY PALMS

TABLE-SLAP

TACTILE CUE

TACTILE WITHDRAWAL

TASTE CUE

TENSE-MOUTH

TERRITORY

THROAT-CLEAR

TICKLE

TONE OF VOICE

TONGUE-SHOW

TOUCH CUE

TREE SIGN

UNCERTAINTY

VEHICULAR GRILLE

VEHICULAR STRIPE

VERBAL CENTER

VINYL

WAITING TIME

WALK

WOMEN'S SHOES

WORD

YAWN

ZYGOMATIC SMILE

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