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Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don't want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn't have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social 'yak yaks.'
One of the most surprising forms of nonverbal communication is the way we automatically adjust the amount of time we spend looking into another's eyes as a function of our relative social position.
Scientists attach great importance to the human capacity for spoken language. But we also have a parallel track of nonverbal communication, which may reveal more than our carefully chosen words, and sometimes be at odds with them.
Habitual texters may not only cheat their existing relationships, they can also limit their ability to form future ones since they don't get to practice the art of interpreting nonverbal visual cues.
Children between the ages of five to ten years are even more variable. They are going to vary from very high functioning, capable of doing normal school work, to nonverbal who have all kinds of neurological problems.
Mr. Bean is at his best when he is not using words, but I am equally at home in both verbal and nonverbal expression.
When you have a nonverbal conversation with a total stranger, then he can't cover himself with words, he can't create a wall.
Peace is not a thought, not a concept; it is a nonverbal experience.
Lies can be verbal or nonverbal, kindhearted or self-serving, devious or bald-faced; they can be lies of omission or lies of commission; they can be lies that undermine national security or lies that make a child feel better. And each type might involve a unique neural pathway.
Robin Marantz Henig
Nonverbal communication forms a social language that is in many ways richer and more fundamental than our words.
We routinely participate in elaborate nonverbal exchanges even when we are not consciously aware of doing so.
Who is Mike Judge? Let me think. The only way I could possibly answer that question would be in a nonverbal fashion. I think I could do an interpretive dance that would answer that question for you.
Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole, and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such.
Kenneth L. Pike
The most powerful part of the art is experiential, yet it's the hardest to describe because it's nonverbal.
Working with Tim Burton is like a psychic experience -Tim waves his hands and says, 'I don't know,' and you go home and do it. He's the most articulate nonverbal person in the world. He doesn't say a word, and you know exactly what it means.
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