Studies in the literature have revealed that a speaker's co-speech gestures favor the construction of a complete and articulated mental model of the discourse by the listener; moreover, from the literature on co-speech gestures we know that they help the speaker to organize the stream of thought. Given these data, we hypothesized that a person who listens to a discourse accompanied by gestures would produce fewer co-speech gestures in recollecting the discourse compared to a person who listens to a discourse not accompanied by gestures. The analysis of the co-speech gestures produced by the participants in two experiments while recollecting the content of a discourse confirmed our predictions.
|Titolo:||"The more you Gesture, the less I Gesture": co-speech gestures as a measure of mental model quality|
CUTICA, ILARIA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Co-speech gestures; Discourse comprehension; Discourse production; Mental models|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s10919-011-0112-7|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|