Under load : The effect of verbal and motoric cognitive load on gesture production

  title={Under load : The effect of verbal and motoric cognitive load on gesture production},
  author={Marieke Hoetjesa and Ingrid Masson-Carrob},
  • Marieke Hoetjesa, Ingrid Masson-Carrob
  • Published 2018
It has been hypothesized that speech and gesture work together, with people relying more on gesture when speaking is hard, and relying more on speech when gesturing is hard. Indeed, previous work showed that when speaking is hard, gesture production can reduce cognitive load and thereby help the speech process. However, it is yet unknown what happens in speech and gesture production when gesturing is hard. In the current study, participants described complex tangram figures. Difficulty in… CONTINUE READING

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