About the book
The use of nonverbal cues in social activities is essential for human daily activities. Successful nonverbal communication depends on the acquisition of rules of using cues such as body movements, eye contacts, facial expressions to the tone of voice, among many others. These nonverbal cues, with highly relevant to evolutionary and socio-adaptive implications, are demonstrated to strengthen, complement and conflict with our verbal messages. Although decades of human nonverbal communication research has witnessed an arising line of research, it is time to ask to what extent we have adapted our communication to a new age of artificial intelligence. This book project aims to promote our understanding of non-verbal behaviour based on the most frontier research efforts with state-of-the-art methodological approaches. The topics include but are not limited to: how nonverbal communication are classified; how nonverbal cues adapt and function as social behaviour; how nonverbal cues are used in different social domains and practices; how individuals in different cultures and groups express and understand nonverbal behaviours of their own and of others; how nonverbal communication is distinct in special populations; and 6 how the use of nonverbal cues can be measured in different applied settings.
The submission includes original research reports, reviews, meta-analysis and methodological reports. We invite scientists in both academic settings of all relevant disciplines (including psychology, artificial intelligence and computer science, communication sciences and disorders, neuroscience, psychiatry, arts, linguistics and literature, sociology, philosophy, etc.) and researchers in human-related industries and institutions to submit their works to this project. For example, both the basic research that addresses the processing, learning, categorization, and consequences of the nonverbal communications, and the applied research that aims to develop and adapt methods to the measuring of nonverbal behaviours, that fall in any topic above, are very welcome. We particularly will welcome efforts that address types of nonverbal communication across boundaries of disciplines.