Hands, brains and societyHands, brains and societyTheme:embodied intelligence, brain, brain developmentSummaryTranscript
People wear college rings. People wear all kinds of things [on their hands]. People put tattoos on their hands. People paint their nails. People put really amazingly elaborate decorations on their nails. Decisions about whether somebody is a person that you would want to know or not can be made instantaneously on the basis of what their hands look like. We also have whole cultural traditions of expressive communication based upon hand movements. Thai dancers, for example, learn how to move their hands in a particular way.