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BODY LANGUAGE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: WHAT TO LOOK FOR

 Ilana Bernstein | UMD Writer's Bloc

"Every word presidential candidates Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) say in public is examined, analyzed and interpreted. But what happens to the words not said: the movements, body positions and gestures each candidate makes?

"Movement analyst and head of the MFA Dance Program at this university, Karen Bradley, understands a unique language, a language requiring no words.  Bradley is trained to analyze the movement of humans and to interpret what she sees.

"'Our job is to interpret, not for ourselves, but to interpret it for the reader,' Bradley said. 'In other words, to find the language that matches what we see.'"

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Date of Publication: 
10/9/16