Study: The Way You Walk will Determine the Friends You Have

Recently, a groundbreaking research study reveals how professionals may clue in on body movements to aid in diagnosing mental health changes. Researchers from two universities (Exeter & Bristol) found evidence of individuals carrying specific characteristics in behavior via individual motor signatures (also known as IMS).

This signature reveals delicate variances in the way people move. Individuals within the research study who were closely matched in the IMS were more collectively organized in responses to each other during a “mirror” test. People with closely related blueprints respond more favorably to others closely matched with comparable movements. Each individual holds a blueprint which opens new doors to understanding intellectual changes.

Researchers believe as they learn to understand these blueprints more clearly, medical professionals will be able to provide more personalized predictions, offer favorable diagnoses, and provide more individualized treatments. Human movements have been studied in a variety of ways in the past, but this groundbreaking study offers new insights into comparing the “differences” in the way people move. Responses for closely match individuals will be similar in nature based on their narrowly related IMS blueprints.

The bigger the difference in IMS blueprints when looking at two individuals, the more different their movements will be. Additionally, a person’s movement is closely related to one’s inherent character traits as shown in the research study. Information is provided within the research study published in the March edition of Jrnl of Royal Society Interface. Body movements can reveal many things in individuals including how they are feeling emotional, how they tend to interact with others, and it can also perhaps give clues to assist health professionals in the near future.

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