Gestures tell us much Gestures Offer Insight By Ipke Wachsmuth October 2006 Hand and arm movements do much more than accent words; they provide context for understanding Our body movements always convey something about us to other people. The body "speaks" whether we are sitting or standing, talking or just listening. On a blind date, how the two individuals position themselves tells a great deal about how the evening will unfold: Is she leaning in to him or away? The same is true of gestures. Experts increasingly agree that gestures and speech spring from a common cognitive process to become inextricably interwoven. The Visual Information Channel Most of us would find it difficult and uncomfortable to converse for any extended period without using our hands and arms. Neurological findings on individuals with communication disorders also demonstrate a fundamental connection between speech and gestures. The interpretations of sounds and movements are closely related for the listener as well.
Best Foods and Vitamins For Healthy Eyes And Preventing Cataracts Photo credit: bigstock.com Our eyesight is one of our most important senses, yet, most of us take it for granted. It is only after we develop problems with our eyesight that we think of how to best care for it. Although the exact cause of cataracts is still unknown research has suggested that free radicals, sometimes called oxidation, is to blame. Oxidation has been shown to be at the root cause of every degenerative disease known to mankind including heart disease, cancer, and cataracts. Think of your eyes as eggs. If free radicals are the bad guys then think of antioxidants as the good guys in the white hats. Studies show that persons who have low levels of antioxidants in their bodies are at a much greater risk of developing cataracts. Although cataracts used to be considered a disease of the elderly, more and more young people are developing this type of blindness due to very unhealthy diets and lifestyle habits. Continue to Page 2 1. 2. 3. Continue to Page 3 4. 5. 6. References: Aoa.org
Conceptual metaphor A conceptual domain can be any coherent organization of human experience. The regularity with which different languages employ the same metaphors, which often appear to be perceptually based, has led to the hypothesis that the mapping between conceptual domains corresponds to neural mappings in the brain. Conceptual metaphors are seen in language in our everyday lives. Conceptual metaphors are used very often to understand theories and models. Mappings There are two main roles for the conceptual domains posited in conceptual metaphors: Source domain: the conceptual domain from which we draw metaphorical expressions (e.g., love is a journey).Target domain: the conceptual domain that we try to understand (e.g., love is a journey). A mapping is the systematic set of correspondences that exist between constituent elements of the source and the target domain. Language and culture as mappings Love is a journeyLife is a journeySocial organizations are plantsLove is war James W.
Men's Body language for Flirting, Step 1. Male Body language secrets for reading friends and lovers. Male Flirting body language secrets revealed step 1. How to Use Body Language to Get What You Want This is all based on what researchers discovered worked best in today's western cultures. Here are the successful tactics used for men who captured the attention of their desired woman. The five steps outlined here are greatly influenced by the tactics that have worked for men's millions of ancestors. First Make Your Entrance and Claim Your Space The first thing to do in searching for a mate is to go where the women are, and establish your territory. Next, find somewhere to comfortably sit or stand where you can see the women. If seated, place some personal objects near you to claim and mark your territory with keys, drink, food, coins, cigarettes, lighter, or whatever you have to put on the table. The main thing you have to do now is to look comfortable and to expand your body to occupy maximim area. When in your "territory", it is natural for you to display your dominance level, or "Alpha Maleness". (Jump to top next paragraph . . .)
6 Sure-Fire Tips to Prevent Glaucoma Naturally by Dr. Mercola Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, and belongs to a group of eye diseases that damage your optic nerve, leading to vision loss. In its early stages, glaucoma may produce no symptoms at all, and it’s estimated that half of the more than 4 million Americans with glaucoma do not even realize they have it. Because the vision loss caused by glaucoma comes on so gradually, it is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight.” This is why it’s so important to take steps now to help protect your vision, even if your eyesight is normal. What Causes Glaucoma? The underlying causes of glaucoma are not completely understood, but typically the damage it does to your optic nerve is related to increased pressure in your eye. In a healthy eye, the fluid is regularly drained, however in those with glaucoma the drainage system doesn’t work properly, so the fluid gradually builds up in your eye, causing increased pressure. Who is at Risk? The top two steps are:
Twilight language Twilight language is a rendering of the Sanskrit term sāṃdhyābhāṣā (written also sāndhyābhāṣā, sāṃdhyabhāṣā, sāndhyabhāṣā; Wylie: dgongs-pa'i skad, THL gongpé ké) or of their modern Indic equivalents (especially in Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Maithili, Hindi, Nepali, Braj Bhasha and Khariboli). As popularized by Roderick Bucknell and Martin Stuart-Fox in The Twilight Language: Explorations in Buddhist Meditation and Symbolism in 1986, the notion of "twilight language" is a supposed polysemic language and communication system associated with tantric traditions in Vajrayana Buddhism and Hinduism. It includes visual communication, verbal communication and nonverbal communication. Tantric texts are often written in a form of the twilight language that is incomprehensible to the uninitiated reader. The phrase "twilight language" has subsequently been adopted by some other Western writers. Usage In the Vajrayana tradition As Bucknell and Stuart-Fox state: In the Pali Canon
Body Language Signals: Eye Directions, Pupils Warning! Reading body language is like listening to someone. Listed here are the possible meanings of many different body language signs. The Eyes (Part II) - Squint during a conversation –> showing interest - Looking away –> possibly shy –> curious about the surroundings (some people naturally observe their environment more than others) –> showing interest in your other movements. Otherwise, it may be a sign that this person is attracted to you… Basically, looking at other parts of your body is part of the unconscious assessment people make about how suitable you are as a mate… Whether you like it or not, we all do this. How To Read Eye Directions Without going too deep into neuroscience, let’s look at how a person’s eye directions can tell you what they are actually thinking. You have probably heard that there are two main parts to the brain: - the right side: the emotional side, and - the left side: the logical side. This is predictable for right-handed people: When a right-handed person Why?
Are There Foods That Naturally Treat Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that can lead to blindness. As of 2011, there is no cure for glaucoma, but certain foods may be helpful. The Glaucoma Research Foundation states it is reasonable to assume what you eat and drink may have an effect on the disease. Glaucoma results from increased pressure within the eye, which damages the optic nerve over time, according to the Glaucoma Foundation. Spinach may be helpful for glaucoma because it contains high amounts of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Some herbs, which can be added to foods or consumed as teas, may be helpful for glaucoma. The Glaucoma Research Foundation advises limiting caffeine if you have glaucoma since too much caffeine may elevate eye pressure temporarily. LIVESTRONG.COM Most Popular
The Secret History of Secret Societies Given the vast number of cults and sub-cults, Parfrey knew his research would be surprising to many. "Despite the success of Joseph Campbell's PBS series a couple decades ago, what good American thinks he's practicing 'rites' or 'rituals?'" Parfrey asks. "These words are thought to refer to what primitives do in foreign lands." Ritual America shows that hundreds of ritualistic oaths and procedures are practiced behind the doors of lodges and clubs, even today. Parfrey defines a "secret society" as a social group that demands an oath of allegiance to join. Researching the book was eye-opening (and, fittingly, the cover illustration is the so-called "eye of providence"). Parfrey says his primary source was Albert C. The question of who gets admitted to these groups recurs as a theme through history.
How to Read Someone’s Mind | Reading someone's mind Reading someone’s mind through telepathy has a long and legendary history. But if you want to have this ability too, you may have to rethink what mind reading is. If you envision closing your eyes and having someone from across a stage project their thoughts into yours, so that you can “hear what they’re thinking,” you are out of luck. People claim to be able to do this but they don’t teach their methods to anyone. However, mind reading is still open to you, and everyone, really, through a technique called Cold Reading. Cold Reading is actually a set of techniques developed to give the appearance of reading someone’s mind. Sounds pretty cool, huh? The next step is to profile your subject. You may know next to nothing about the person in front of you, and you don’t need to—they will give you the secrets about themselves without realizing they are, if you ask questions about them in such a way that they appear to be statements. telepathy
Cataract Removal without Surgery | Out of the Box Remedies An innovative new method now exists to get rid of cataracts by simply applying a special type of eye drops containing N-Acetyl-L-Carnosine, which Out of the Box Remedies calls Cataract Terminator drops, enabling cataract removal without surgery. What are Cataracts? A cataract is a cloudy area within the lens of the eye, causing blurry or hazy vision. Cataracts are the accumulation of Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) within the lens of the eye. Glycation is the bonding of a protein or fat molecule with sugar. Thus, diabetics or anyone ingesting excessive sugar and/or bad oils is more prone to having cataracts. Dangers of Cataract Surgery Until recently, surgery was the only option for removing cataracts. Cataract surgery During most cataract operations, the lens of the eye is replaced by an artificial intraocular lens implant (IOL). Cataract surgery is said to be a highly successful operation, yet one patient in ten still has complications. Advantages of Cataract Terminator Drops
Twilight Language Twilight language is a concept that is often mentioned in this blog so I feel its time for a more in depth examination of the complex phenomenon and how it relates to many of the other topics that are discussed here. There are many different definitions of twilight language. Officially twilight language is a polysemic language and communication system dealing with visual, verbal and nonverbal communications within Tantric Buddhism and Hinduism. In other words, it was a secret symbolic language of which only the initiates of these faiths would be able to understand. In theory this language would have even predated Sanskrit and may not have even been written down initially. Loren Coleman elaborates: "Buddhism's tantras are thousands of years old and yet never publicly revealed, never written down. However, many other groups through out history have had a concept of twilight language. For our purposes, the best definition has been given by Coleman: Book of Genesis (28:11-19) "...