Measurement and meaning of head movements in everyday face-to-face communicative interaction

Altorfer, Andreas; Jossen, Stefan; Würmle, Othmar; Käsermann, Marie-Louise; Foppa, Nikolaus; Zimmermann, Heiner (2000). Measurement and meaning of head movements in everyday face-to-face communicative interaction. BEHAVIOR RESEARCH METHODS INSTRUMENTS & COMPUTERS, 32(1), pp. 17-32. Springer 10.3758/BF03200785

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Methodological approaches in which data on nonverbal behavior are collected usually involve interpretive methods in which raters must identify a set of defined categories of behavior. However, present knowledge about the qualitative aspects of head movement behavior calls for recording detailed transcriptions of behavior. These records are a prerequisite for investigating the function and meaning of head movement patterns. A method for directly collecting data on head movement behavior is introduced. Using small ultrasonic transducers, which are attached to various parts of an index person's body (head and shoulders), a microcomputer defines receiver-transducers distances. Three-dimensional positions are calculated by triangulation. These data are used for further calculations concerning the angular orientation of the head and the direction, size, and speed of head movements (in rotational, lateral, and sagittal dimensions).

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Psychiatric Neurophysiology (discontinued)

UniBE Contributor:

Altorfer, Andreas; Würmle, Othmar; Käsermann, Marie-Louise and Foppa, Nikolaus

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0743-3808

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andreas Altorfer

Date Deposited:

13 Dec 2013 15:35

Last Modified:

10 Aug 2015 10:05

Publisher DOI:

10.3758/BF03200785

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.39618

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/39618

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