The Role of Iconic Gestures in Speech Disambiguation: ERP Evidence

  title={The Role of Iconic Gestures in Speech Disambiguation: ERP Evidence},
  author={Henning Holle and Thomas C. Gunter},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
The present series of experiments explored the extent to which iconic gestures convey information not found in speech. Electroencephalogram (EEG) was recorded as participants watched videos of a person gesturing and speaking simultaneously. The experimental sentences contained an unbalanced homonym in the initial part of the sentence (e.g., She controlled the ball ) and were disambiguated at a target word in the subsequent clause (which during the game vs. which during the dance ). Coincident… CONTINUE READING
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