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Emotions and the Body

Beatrice de Gelder


Body language is a powerful means of communication. This book deals with how bodies play a role in the expression and perception of emotions. There are many similarities between faces and bodies, but to understand how bodies function in communication the differences may be more important than the similarities. The book discusses the neural basis and the temporal processing signatures of emotional body language and our current understanding of the neuropsychology of emotional face and body disorders. What is the influence of the natural and social context, of movement and prosody, on the percep ... More

Keywords: emotion, body language, adaptive action, facial expression, multisensory perception, unconscious vision, social brain, cortical blindness, category-specific area, mirror neuron, virtual reality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780195374346
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374346.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beatrice de Gelder, author