When language meets action: the neural integration of gesture and speech.

  title={When language meets action: the neural integration of gesture and speech.},
  author={Roel M. Willems and Asli Ozy{\"u}rek and Peter Hagoort},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  volume={17 10},
Although generally studied in isolation, language and action often co-occur in everyday life. Here we investigated one particular form of simultaneous language and action, namely speech and gestures that speakers use in everyday communication. In a functional magnetic resonance imaging study, we identified the neural networks involved in the integration of semantic information from speech and gestures. Verbal and/or gestural content could be integrated easily or less easily with the content of… CONTINUE READING
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