Center for Nonverbal Studies

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David B. Givens, Ph.D., Director
204 West 23rd Avenue
Spokane, WA 99203

The Center for Nonverbal Studies (CNS) is a private, nonprofit research center located in Spokane, Washington and La Jolla, California. Underway since October 1, 1997, the Center's mission is to advance the study of human communication in all its forms apart from language. The Center's goal is to promote the scientific study of nonverbal communication, which includes body movement, gesture, facial expression, adornment and fashion, architecture, mass media, and consumer-product design. On January 12, 1999, CNS affiliated with the Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.

I can never bring you to realize the importance of sleeves, the suggestiveness of thumbnails, or the great issues that may hang from a bootlace. --Sherlock Holmes to Watson ("A Case of Identity")

He even walked like a crab, as if he were cringing all the time. --Elia Kazan, commenting on actor James Dean (Dalton 1984:53)

World Book Encyclopedia published its first-ever entry on "Body Language"--written by CNS staff--in its 2001 CD and 2001 hardback encyclopedia editions.

"Mysteries of Mating"--a TV pilot featuring CNS research--premiered on February 13, 2001, at 7pm and 10pm PST, and 10pm and 1am EST, on The Learning Channel. (LA Weekly . . . "TV Pick of The Week"!)

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