We all use our right hemispheres to read body language and derive information from it. Some of what is covered in this fascinating talk is:
- Many familiar body language expressions are universal and have persisted across thousands and thousands of years.
- Power dynamics are expressed non-verbally - and we recognize what's being communicated.
- If you change your body language, you can change not just how you are perceived but probably also how you think and feel about yourself - and how you participate in life. For example, Cuddy's research has shown that adopting a high power body position causes hormonal changes such as an increase in testosterone.
Well worth watching - and you'll get to do a two-minute experiment on yourself.
Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback