from the brain of: Libby Elizabeth

Oct 2021

Shaking Head In Agreement

We are used to using head movements as a form of communication with others. In general, we acquiesce favorably when we hear something we love and tremble in disapproval when we don`t like what we see or hear. It`s rooted in the subconscious. Nodding your head is yes, shaking is no. Redick grimaced and shook his head for a while when McAdams, 52, from Groveland, accused him of being a coward because he didn`t look at her during her testimony. (The Democrat of the Union) In Greece, the simple head-down sign, which indicates “yes”, is often combined with the simultaneous closing of the eyes. This nod often involves a very slight, almost imprestable, rotation of the head to the left (or to the right). In one study, researchers told 82 students at the university that they were testing the sound quality of stereo headphones – specific to how the headphones would work if jostled, such as dancing or jogging. The terms head shaking and nodding have been used for hundreds of years, and the exact etymology is unknown.

These expressions mean two different things, even if their definitions are fading. We will study the definitions of sentences that shake their heads and nod their heads, their probable origin and some examples of their use in sentences. The release was linked to Patterson`s first trial, in which he appeared by video in an orange jumpsuit from the district jail, shaking his head saying yes and saying “yes, sir” to the judge`s questions. (The Washington Post) “I remember every little bit of that,” says Rahoi, nodding with satisfaction as he reflects on his many adventures during his century on this earth. (The Iron Mountain Daily News) A new study has shown that these simple movements influence people`s adherence to an editorial they hear by nodding or shaking their heads. Researchers have found that other body movements – such as writing a non-dominant hand – can also influence attitudes, even on important topics like self-esteem.

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