Neural evidence for the interplay between language, gesture, and action: a review.

  title={Neural evidence for the interplay between language, gesture, and action: a review.},
  author={Roel M. Willems and Peter Hagoort},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={101 3},
Co-speech gestures embody a form of manual action that is tightly coupled to the language system. As such, the co-occurrence of speech and co-speech gestures is an excellent example of the interplay between language and action. There are, however, other ways in which language and action can be thought of as closely related. In this paper we will give an overview of studies in cognitive neuroscience that examine the neural underpinnings of links between language and action. Topics include… CONTINUE READING

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