A speaker's gesture style can affect language comprehension: ERP evidence from gesture-speech integration.

@article{Obermeier2015ASG,
  title={A speaker's gesture style can affect language comprehension: ERP evidence from gesture-speech integration.},
  author={Christian Obermeier and Spencer D. Kelly and Thomas C. Gunter},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 9},
  pages={1236-43}
}
In face-to-face communication, speech is typically enriched by gestures. Clearly, not all people gesture in the same way, and the present study explores whether such individual differences in gesture style are taken into account during the perception of gestures that accompany speech. Participants were presented with one speaker that gestured in a straightforward way and another that also produced self-touch movements. Adding trials with such grooming movements makes the gesture information a… CONTINUE READING
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