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


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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