The Non-Literal Enactment Effect: Filling in the Blanks

  title={The Non-Literal Enactment Effect: Filling in the Blanks},
  author={Helga Noice and Tony Noice},
A large body of research has shown that verbal phrases such as “move the pen” are better remembered when they are physically enacted than when the same phrases are studied under standard verbal learning instructions (e.g., Engelkamp & Krumnacker, 1980). More recently, a non-literal enactment effect was discovered in which verbal material that was not literally congruent with the accompanying movement was nevertheless better remembered if the speaker had been moving during the utterance. The… CONTINUE READING


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