The benefit of gestures during communication: evidence from hearing and hearing-impaired individuals.

@article{Obermeier2012TheBO,
  title={The benefit of gestures during communication: evidence from hearing and hearing-impaired individuals.},
  author={Christian Obermeier and Thomas Dolk and Thomas C. Gunter},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 7},
  pages={857-70}
}
There is no doubt that gestures are communicative and can be integrated online with speech. Little is known, however, about the nature of this process, for example, its automaticity and how our own communicative abilities and also our environment influence the integration of gesture and speech. In two Event Related Potential (ERP) experiments, the effects of gestures during speech comprehension were explored. In both experiments, participants performed a shallow task thereby avoiding explicit… CONTINUE READING