Sensing and Perception
[Book] The Eyes of the Sun by Juhani Pullasma
[Book] Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles
[Book] The Architectural Body by Arakawa and Gins
The Sensorium: Psychophysiological Evaluation of Responses to a Multimodal Neurofeedback Environment by Thilo Hinterberger, Elena Fu¨rnrohr suggests an increased mental activation possibly related to the spatial processing of sound and light stimuli. Despite this limitation all Sensorium conditions showed highly significant increases in the activity of most EEG frequency bands which seem to be equivalent to two mindfulness meditation techniques commonly practiced.
A Review on the Role of Color and Light in Affective Computing by Marina V. Sokolova and Antonio Fernández-Caballero
The Cerebral Signature for Pain Perception and Its Modulation by Irene Tracey and Patrick W. Manty
The Human Brain and its Perception of Color: A Study in Understanding Color Deficient Patients by Mikaela C. Krueger, ABOM
Robots and Prosthetics
[Book] Enchanted Objects
[Book] What Technology Wants
A (Very) Brief History of Artificial Intelligence by Bruce G. Buchanan
Affective Touch in Social Robots by Erika Kerruish
Assessment of Myoelectric Controller Performance and Kinematic Behavior of a Novel Soft Synergy-Inspired Robotic Hand for Prosthetic Applications by Simone Fani, Matteo Bianchi, Sonal Jain, José Simões Pimenta Neto, Scott Boege, Giorgio Grioli, Antonio Bicchi and Marco Santello
Technological Dream Series: No.1 Robots 2007 by Dunne and Raby describe 4 concepts of future robots. One is the black box robot where you don't really know what it's doing. Two is the neurotic robot that is given many tasks and is very nervous. Three is the data analyzer, questioning the ownership of personal data. Four is the needy robot, one designed for symbiosis with the human.
Recapitulating Flesh with Silicon and Steel: Advancements in Upper Extremity Robotic Prosthetics by Brian Lee, Frank J. Attenello, Charles Y. Liu, Michael P. McLoughlin, Michael L. J. Apuzzo
Robots in a domestic setting: A psychological approach by Massimiliano Scopelliti, Maria Vittoria Giuliani and Ferdinando Fornara
Communication and Intimacy
Body Language: An Effective Communication Tool by Dipika S Patel
Association of Gender Norms, Relationship and Intrapersonal Variables, and Acculturation With Sexual Communication Among Young Adult Latinos by Carmen Alvarez, Antonia Villarruel
Moderating effect of communication difficulty on the relationship between depression and pain: a study on community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong by Wallace Chi Ho Chana, Chi Wai Kwanb and Iris Chi
Gesture–speech integration in children with specific language impairment by Elina Mainela-Arnold, Martha W. Alibali, Autumn B. Hostetter and Julia L. Evans
Lost in second life: virtual embodiment and language learning via multimodal communication by Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou, Hui Huang and Scott Grant
Pointing as an embodied practice in aphasic interaction by Anu Klippi
In short, this article explores the types of consequences that a pointing gesture poses in the process of conversation. More specifically, this study examines the local contexts of the pointing gestures that PWAs use with or without verbal production and further, the interlocutor’ s reactions to them and the contributions to the conversation in the next turn(s).
The impact of communication technologies on life and relationship satisfaction by Joy Goodman-Deane, Anna Mieczakowski, Daniel Johnson and Tanya Goldhaber
Results indicate that richer communication methods, which include non-verbal cues, were positively associated with both overall satisfaction with life and satisfaction with relationships. These methods included face-to-face communication, and phone and video calls.
What Does Your Body Say About You? by Chayan Jain sheds light on the various components of body language as well as interpretation of gestures that we make unknowingly.
What’s in a Kiss? Spatial Experience Shapes Directional Bias During Kissing by Samuel Shaki argues that the option of behavioral biases shaped by spatial experience within culture should be taken into account, before reasoning about any innate laterality, such as cerebral dominance.
The impact of communication technologies on life and relationship satisfaction by Joy Goodman-Deane, Anna Mieczakowski, Daniel Johnson, Tanya Goldhaber, and P. John Clarkson
One explanation for these findings is that richer communication methods have a more positive impact on relationships. According to Media Richness Theory, the richness of a communication method has four aspects: “(a) the availability of instant feedback; (b) the use of multiple cues, such as physical presence, voice inflection, body gestures, and graphic symbols, and so forth; (c) the use of natural language for conveying a broad set of concepts and ideas; and (d) the personal focus of the medium” (Sheer & Chen, 2004). In particular, richer communication methods convey more information than just the words that are spoken (or typed). Extra cues such as body language, gesture and tone can often enable them to convey more complex and more nuanced information in the same time period.
Overall, this study found that different communication methods are associated differently with life and relationship satisfaction. Text messaging shows a negative association with family relationships but not friendships. Social networking was associated with a reduction in overall satisfaction, but was not significantly associated with relationship satisfaction, except for a positive association in the case of extended family relationships.