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  • Buthaina Bandora

    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.

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