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Event - 04.08.2022
Hand signals help overcome Zoom fatigue in online meetings
Hand signals help overcome Zoom fatigue in online meetings
Using hand signals can help overcome the psychological issues linked to online meetings and increase social connection, according to a new study led by UCL researchers. The team conducted a randomised control trial with more than 100 students, training one group to use hand signals including gestures such as waving to take a turn to speak, and raising a hand to show empathy.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 12.07.2022
James Webb Space Telescope Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe
James Webb Space Telescope Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe
The international NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has delivered the deepest, sharpest infrared image of the distant Universe so far. U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled the image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, known as Webb's First Deep Field , during a White House event on Monday 11 July.

Event - 31.01.2022
The usefulness of gestures in language development
Researchers at UPF and the UdG find that as we grow older we use more non-referential gestures in our narratives, gestures that do not visually represent what we are saying, and this indicates a greater ability to structure discourse. Gesturing when speaking is something we all do, whether consciously or unconsciously, and is part of human communication.