Mind Reading - The Interactive Guide to Emotions, DVD version
AGE RANGE: 9-Adult
SUBJECT: Special Needs
A unique software package covering the entire spectrum of human emotions.Using this computer software you can explore over 400 emotions, seeing and hearing each one performed by six different people.
Mind Reading is for everyone interested in emotions. It has been designed with awareness of the special needs of children and adults who have difficulties recognising emotional expression in others. It is also an invaluable resource for actors, directors, writers and anyone involved in the dramatic arts. The title enables the user to study emotions and to learn the meanings of facial expressions and tone of voice, drawing on a comprehensive underlying audio-visual and text database.
Mind Reading consists of three main applications:
Emotions LibraryHere you can study 412 different emotions organised into 24 related groups. Six video clips are provided for each emotion showing close-up performances by a wide range of people (old, young, men, women, boys, girls, etc).
Six audio clips are also provided with the chosen emotion being expressed in the appropriate tone of voice. There are written definitions, synonyms, notes, a search facility and a scrapbook where you create and organise your own collections.
The Emotions Library is also available to purchase separately.
Learning CentreThis area of the product is intended to help people who have difficulty recognising emotions. It has been designed particularly with the needs of those with autism spectrum disorders and Asperger Syndrome in mind.
A variety of lessons and quizzes are provided to present emotions in a systematic way and then to test recognition. The difficulty of the lessons can be adjusted to suit a wide range of ages and ability levels.
A rich set of collectible rewards is provided to help motivate students.
Games ZoneIf you just want to have fun with emotions, then play one of the games in this section of the product. See how world famous actor Daniel Radcliffe reacts to being offered some raw squid! Visit a school, an office or a market to guess how the people there are feeling. Play a fast moving card game where you have to match the faces to win.
The games zone encourages informal learning about emotions in a less structured setting.
A fourth application is available for tailoring the software to the specific needs of individual users, and for monitoring user performance.
Mind Reading has been developed by a team at Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre with support from The Shirley Foundation.
System Requirements:Pentium 2 running Windows 98 or higher, with 2.5GB hard disk space free and 32MB of RAM. Monitor needs to be running at at least 800 x 600 (ie SVGA)
Also available in a DVD version.
KEYSTAGE: 1-Adults AGE RANGE: 9-Adult SUBJECT: Special Needs A unique software package covering the entire spectrum of human emotions. Using this computer software you can explore over 400 emotions, seeing and hearing each one...
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