Iconic gesture and speech integration in younger and older adults
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This study investigated the impact of age on iconic gesture and speech integration. The performance of a group of older adults (60–76 years) and a group of younger adults (22–30 years) were compared on a task which required the comprehension of information presented in 3 different conditions: verbal only, gesture only, and verbal and gesture combined. The older adults in the study did not benefit as much from multi-modal input as the younger adults and were more likely to ignore gesture when decoding the multi-modal information
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Cocks, Naomi; Dipper, L.; Middleton, R.; Morgan, G. (2011)Background: Speech and language therapists rarely analyse iconic gesture when assessing a client with aphasia, despite a growing body of research suggesting that language and gesture are part of either the same system or ...
Cocks, Naomi; Dipper, L.; Pritchard, M.; Morgan, G. (2013)Background: Previous research has found that people with aphasia produce more spontaneous iconic gesture than control participants, especially during word-finding difficulties. There is some evidence that impaired semantic ...
Cocks, Naomi; Sautin, L.; Kita, S.; Morgan, G.; Zlotowitz, S. (2009)Background: In order to comprehend fully a speaker's intention in everyday communication, information is integrated from multiple sources, including gesture and speech. There are no published studies that have explored ...