Associate Professor Amy Cuddy talks about how body language affects how others see us. She demonstrates how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect our testosterone and cortisol hormone levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
We’re fascinated by other peoples non-verbal body signals. But can changing our own body language change how we feel about ourselves? Awkward interactions, a stranger smiling or even a wink can leave most of us talking about it for weeks. So when we think about non-verbal communication, we have to ask – what exactly is being communicated?