Buthaina Bandora asked in Performing Arts 13th Dec '12:In real life, body language and facial expressions are very important factors in communication. With puppets; which mostly have fixed facial expressions, and exaggerated body language, what DO YOU BELIEVE makes a PUPPET so effective in delivering humane emotions? What makes a puppet able to entertain even grownups into believing and interacting with it as if it was alive, when performing on stage.
Heather Buttle replied 4th Feb '13:
Mirror neurons: We are puppets too!
My background is in cognitive psychology, including face and object recognition. My reply is based on recent research in these areas.View all replies to this question