Embodied Cognition Through Improvisation Improves Memory for a Dramatic Monologue

@inproceedings{Scott2001EmbodiedCT,
  title={Embodied Cognition Through Improvisation Improves Memory for a Dramatic Monologue},
  author={Christina L. Scott and Richard Jackson Harris and Alicia R. Rothe},
  year={2001}
}
Using the theoretical framework of embodied cognition, this study examined the effect of different theatrical rehearsal strategies on cued-recall memory of a narrative monologue. Participants were told to try to learn as much as possible about the character in their study of the script, but they were not told to memorize the material. All participants then engaged in a 30-min activity and then were given a cloze recall task, in which they were asked to fill in missing words in a written copy of… CONTINUE READING

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