Why do humans shake their heads to say no and nod their head to say yes?
ITT OP has aspergers and tries to understand basic social cues
>>12746510Same reason autists like you are making these shitty threads; it's a previously established form of communication in certain cultures.
When people didn't want something (like rape) they'd flail around and be chaotic. Shaking left to right is wider space used to signal no, while nodding is more reciprocative, ala no visual space of struggle, or at least not as much as shaking your head no.
It takes less energy to move horizontal then vertical. Dealing with the average shitty human requires alot of headshaking.
when you nod, you look to the ground, and therefore you show submissionshaking head is similar to turning your back when attempting to run from predator
>>12746510>Charles Darwin believes that this has to do with our primitive instincts and our nursing habits. When babies seek food they tend to lean their head forward in search of their mother’s breast. However, when they are not hungry, they shake their head from shoulder to shoulder trying to avoid the breast. This instinct continues into our life and that’s why we nod for yes and shake our heads for no.>We need to clarify here that, even though this explanation makes sense, it’s nothing more than a theory. Yet, it’s a theory that most scientists seem to agree and it’s even backed up by the fact that people who are born deaf and/or blind will use the same gesture.
here is your answer
>>12746510the gnose says aye, i know, i agreeside to side makes you bigger / take up more space and seems to do with the eyes
>>12746510Not always, Indians do that weird shake thing with their head that looks like no when they mean yes.
>>12746843The indians wobble. It's not the same at all as the shaking op means
>>12746881I was implying that it's cultural.
>>12746890Then use a relevant example to back your claim
>>12746510because that's what became a consensus.it was different in many cultures, but either the habit, or the culture itself is being eroded away
>>12746894I did, the indians and their wobble as you call it.
>>12746901Yhe wobbling does not mean no or yes. It is a way of smiling and showing that you are friendly.
>>12746909I was always told it meant yes, or agreeing with something.
>>12746931I just looked it up and it seems we're both righthttps://www.tripsavvy.com/meaning-of-the-indian-head-shake-1539322
my mother's culture involves tilting the head up to say no (similar to what one would do while saying "what up nigga")
>>12746510in some cultures it's the other way around
>>12746510Me and most people I know shake heads for 'yes'.