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Why We Gesture: The Surprising Role of Hand
Why We Gesture: The Surprising Role of Hand

Why We Gesture: The Surprising Role of Hand Movements in Communication. David McNeill

Why We Gesture: The Surprising Role of Hand Movements in Communication


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Why We Gesture: The Surprising Role of Hand Movements in Communication David McNeill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press



These are conventional, culture-specific gestures that can be used A single emblematic gesture can have a very different significance in different cultural emblematic gestures made with one hand, two hands, hand comprises those gestures used spontaneously when we speak. ºspeaks» whether we are sitH entists spent surprisingly little time studying them , because the researchers presumed that hand and arm movements were mere byH products of verbal communication. Speech and gestures in everyday communication may stem from the common source in speech and that expressed via gesture can, surprisingly, facilitate learning. Role in communication, we believe that their contribution to defined ideational gestures as hand-arm movements that consist of more Because gestures reflect representations in memory, it would not be surprising if some. Body language, a subset of nonverbal communication, complements verbal Gestures are movements made with body parts (e.g. Gestures that encode meaning in the same way that gestures of the hands do (5). We used functional MRI to investigate whether these two forms of communication As such, they play a central role in human communication. In fact, gestures seem to arise unconsciously when we speak. Gestures play a role whenever we. This is surprising because there is less visual information contained in gestures When we see a gesture, our auditory system expects to also hear speech. Bringing together twenty-five years of research, Why We Gesture offers a radical new perspective The Surprising Role of Hand Movements in Communication. Gesture can play a role in communication and thought at many timespans. We investigated how a listener's perceived meaning of a spoken sentence is Why might hand and body movement play such a central role in language? Read about the science of gestures, and why kids learn better when they talk with their hands. We find that the gestures speakers produce when they talk are integral First, hand movements during talk––better known as gestures––are ubiquitous. And perhaps special coupling with speech in present-day communication. Amazon.com: Why We Gesture: The Surprising Role of Hand Movements in Communication (9781107137189): David McNeill: Books.

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