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Reading faces and hands: The science of speechreading and sign-language

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09 November 2019
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Manchester Central Library
St Peters Square
M2 5PD


Information from the face and hands is useful in communication.  Seeing the face helps disambiguate the words heard.  In addition, sign-language is a well used form of communication via the hands.

In this event we explore the use of face and hands in communication.  We do this by using interactive displays and hands-on activities. For example, the McGurk illusion shows how we combine information from a heard and seen.  We will also teach some basic ‘signs’ and will also collect some ‘live’ data in a 5 minute experiment.