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Mind Reading:
the interactive guide to emotions



by Dr. Tony Attwood


Item: 9781843105596

Format: DVD-ROM

Mind Reading is a unique reference work covering the entire spectrum of human emotions. It is available as a DVD-ROM running on either a Windows or an Apple Macintosh computer. Using the software you can explore over 400 emotions, seeing and hearing each one performed by six different people. There are three main sections: Emotions Library, Learning Centre and Games Zone.

Mind Reading is for everyone interested in emotions. It has been designed with awareness of the needs of children and adults who may want to improve their ability to recognise emotions in others. It is also an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, those involved in social skills training and people working in the dramatic arts.

Emotions Library
Here you can study 412 different emotions organised into 24 groups. Six video clips are provided for each emotion showing close-up performances by a wide range of people (old, young, male, female). Six audio clips express the intonation of each emotion. There are definitions and stories for each emotion, a search facility, and a scrapbook where you can create and organise your own collections.

Learning Center
Learn to improve your emotion recognition skills in this section. Valuable to a wide set of users of all ages, including people on the autistic spectrum. A variety of lessons and quizzes are provided to present emotions in a systematic way and then to test recognition. The difficulty of some lessons can be adjusted to suit a wide range of ability levels. A rich set of collectible rewards is provided to help motivate users.

Games Zone
If you want to have fun with emotions then play one of the games in this section. See how world famous actor Daniel Radcliffe reacts to being offered some raw squid! Visit a school, an office or a market to play with emotions in the real world. Play a fast moving card game where you have to match the faces to win or guess the emotion in the hidden face. The Games Zone encourages informal learning about emotions in a less structured setting.

System Requirements DVD-ROM drive to play from optical disc (300 MBfree space needed on hard drive) CD-ROM drive to install from optical disc (2.5 GB free space needed on hard drive) Minimum Pentium 2 running Windows 98 or later with 32 MB RAM or Apple Power Mac running OS 9.2 or later with 16 MB available RAM for application. Pentium 3 or faster recommended. Minimum screen size 800 x 600, with 16 bit display. Sound card and speakers required.

 
Testimonials
“An adult or teenager with Asperger’s syndrome who struggles to decipher facial expressions and their emotional link would find it valuable. I work in school using a joint working/consultative model and have to plan my use of the software carefully. I would have no hesitation in recommending this to teaching colleagues. The manual is simple and refreshed my approach to programme planning.”
- Bulletin (Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists)

“I am delighted that my acting might actually help people with autism learn to recognise how other people feel. It is wonderful that drama and special education can be combined in this exciting new software.”
- Daniel Radcliffe, actor (Harry Potter)
   

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