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Mind Reading: The Interactive Guide to Emotions

Synopsis
The reference work that enables the user to study emotions and learn the meanings of facial expressions and tone of voice, drawing on a comprehensive underlying audio-visual and text database. It consists of the Emotions Library, the Learning Centre and the Games Zone. The software can be used to explore 412 different emotions organised into 24 related groups.The Emotions Library constains six video clips for each emotion, showing close-up performances by a wide range of people (old, young, men, women, boys, girls, etc). Six audio clips are also provided with the chosen emotion being expressed in the appropriate tone of voice. There are written definitions, synonyms, notes, a search facility and a scrapbook where personalised examples can be collected. The Emotions Library can also be purchased separately on CD-Rom (ISBN 1-84310-216-1, price £29.99 + VAT)

The Learning Centre is intended to help people who have difficulty recognising emotions. It has been designed particularly with the needs of those with autism spectrum disorders and Asperger Syndrome in mind. A variety of lessons and quizzes are provided to present emotions in a systematic way and then to test recognition. The difficulty of the lessons can be adjusted to suit a wide range of ages and ability levels. The Games Zone encourages informal learning about emotions in a less structured setting.

The software has been designed with awareness of the special needs of children and adults who have difficulties recognising emotional expression in others. It will also be of use to actors, directors, writers and anyone involved in the dramatic arts. .
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2004
Year of production
2004
Notes
Available on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
Subjects
Drama; Psychology
Keywords
acting techniques; Asperger’s syndrome; autism; communication skills; emotions; facial expressions; interpersonal skills; non-verbal communication; perception; voice

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM
Format
PC Version
Price
£69.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2005

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£69.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2005

Distributor

Name

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Email
post@jkp.com
Web
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Phone
020 7833 2307
Fax
020 7837 2917
Address
116 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9JB
Name

Uniview Worldwide

Email
sales@uniview.co.uk
Web
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Phone
0151 648 9988
Address
PO Box 20
Hoylake
Wirral
CH48 7HY
Notes
NB. Uniview ceased trading at the end of July 2016. Some of the products previously distributed by them are available from Short Cuts TV: http://www.shortcutstv.com/

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