How symbolic gestures and words interact with each other.

  title={How symbolic gestures and words interact with each other.},
  author={Filippo Barbieri and Antimo Buonocore and Riccardo Dalla Volta and Maurizio Gentilucci},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={110 1},
Previous repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and neuroimaging studies showed that Broca's area is involved in the interaction between gestures and words. However, in these studies the nature of this interaction was not fully investigated; consequently, we addressed this issue in three behavioral experiments. When compared to the expression of one signal at a time, arm kinematics slowed down and voice parameters were amplified when congruent words plus gestures were simultaneously… CONTINUE READING

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