The course will address the cognitive relation between auditory
(speech) and visual (body behaviours) modalities in face-to-face
communication. We will work with both theoretical aspects and
empirical data via lectures, hands-on and student presentations.
The main aim is to introduce theoretical, methodological and
practical aspects of studying multimodal communicative behaviours
and their application to intelligent human-machine interfaces such
as communicative virtual agents. During the course, the students
choose a phenomenon to investigate in depth and they will document
their work in the exam (written synopsis and oral exam). The
format of the class consists of lectures (including guest
lectures), hands on and student presentations.