Movement and lexical access: do noniconic gestures aid in retrieval?

  title={Movement and lexical access: do noniconic gestures aid in retrieval?},
  author={Susan M. Ravizza},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  volume={10 3},
The production of meaningful gestures has been claimed to enhance lexical access. However, the possibility that meaningless movements also improve retrieval has been largely ignored despite evidence that all types of movements increase with dysfluency. To examine this issue, we conducted two experiments to determine whether movements in general would improve lexical access in a tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) paradigm. TOT states were induced by presenting definitions of rare words that participants… CONTINUE READING

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