Challenges Ahead: Head movements and other social acts in conversations

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    When involved in face-to-face conversations, people move their heads in typical ways. The pattern of head gestures and their function in conversation has been studied in various disciplines. Many factors are involved in determining the exact patterns that occur in conversation. These can be explained by considering some of the basic properties of face-to-face interactions. The fact that conversations are a type of joint activity involving social actions together with a few other properties, such as the need for grounding, can explain the variety in functions that are served by the multitude of movements that people display during conversations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Joint Symposium on Virtual Social Agents
    EditorsLynn Halle, Peter Wallis, Sarah Woods, Stacy Marsella, Catherine Pelachaud, Dirk K.J. Heylen
    Place of PublicationHatfield, UK
    PublisherThe Society for the Study of AI and the Simulation of Behav.
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)1-902956-49-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventJoint Symposium on Virtual Social Agents, AISB 2005 Convention: Social Intelligence and Interaction in Animals, Robots and Agents - University of Hertsfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
    Duration: 12 Apr 200515 Apr 2005


    WorkshopJoint Symposium on Virtual Social Agents, AISB 2005 Convention
    Abbreviated titleAISB
    CountryUnited Kingdom

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