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Which words get big gestures from Obama & Romney?

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A new website matches the words and gestures of President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney to reveal their differing word-by-word emphasis.

“When you listen to politicians speaking, your response is based not only on what they say, but how they speak,” explains New York University’s Chris Bregler.

“A speaker’s physical movements—arms, legs, shoulders, and facial expression—can undermine or even contradict the verbal message.”

The study, available at GestureCloud.org, highlights which words each presidential candidate emphasized through digital motion-tracking of their body language.

Full story at Futurity.

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