|Common Human and Ape ancestry|
Sir Charles Darwin - the founder of “Theory of Evolution” was once criticized through a cartoon in which he was depicted as an ape, holding a mirror in front of another ape’s face seating next to him. In 19th century, contemporary society and scientific community couldn’t accept his conclusion drawn that apes (higher primates) and we share common ancestry. Debates still continue both supporting and opposing Darwinism.
However, very few of us might know that same genius laid foundation stones of modern research of body language and nonverbal communication. His book “The expression of emotions in man and animals” is one of the preliminary writings that covers valuable conclusions drawn after closely observing humans and animals communicating nonverbally. He also succeeded in finding similarities between human and animal expressions. Later, most other scientists and researchers re-studied and re-introduced same conclusions in one or another way.
Modern methodologies and technologies have being trying to find out behavioral origin inside our brain. Eventually, this quest has brought revolution in this field of science. It's Darwin's greatest gift for all of us which is shedding light on human behavior, emotions and their expressions.
1) Evolution of Nonverbal communication 2) "Nonverbal" is alien way of communication? 3) Emotional expressions are manipulated 4) Women are body language experts 5) Unlimited potentials of nonverbal knowledge 6) Basic emotional expressions 7) Body Language Brain 8) Fear Factor 9) What is Nonverbal Communication? 10) Gestures - Are they learned or genetic? 11) Why we clench fist after victory?