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23 November 2016

Don't judge a book by it's cover

So much of science is simply confirming what most of us already know. People tend to instinctively understand, for instance, that a person’s physical demeanour, stance and gait can provide us with a good indication of their mental state. It should come as little surprise then that a team of boffins at the University of Portsmouth in the UK has found that we can gauge how hostile someone is by observing the way they walk. Their study confirmed that exaggerated movements of both the upper and lower body indicate aggression.

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