Production and Comprehension of Pantomimes Used to Depict Objects

  title={Production and Comprehension of Pantomimes Used to Depict Objects},
  author={Karin van Nispen and W. Mieke. E. van de Sandt-Koenderman and Emiel Krahmer},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
Pantomime, gesture in absence of speech, has no conventional meaning. Nevertheless, individuals seem to be able to produce pantomimes and derive meaning from pantomimes. A number of studies has addressed the use of co-speech gesture, but little is known on pantomime. Therefore, the question of how people construct and understand pantomimes arises in gesture research. To determine how people use pantomimes, we asked participants to depict a set of objects using pantomimes only. We annotated what… CONTINUE READING