Verbal working memory predicts co-speech gesture: evidence from individual differences.

Abstract

Gesture facilitates language production, but there is debate surrounding its exact role. It has been argued that gestures lighten the load on verbal working memory (VWM; Goldin-Meadow, Nusbaum, Kelly, & Wagner, 2001), but gestures have also been argued to aid in lexical retrieval (Krauss, 1998). In the current study, 50 speakers completed an individual… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2014.03.012

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