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Are gesture and speech mismatches produced by an integrated gesture-speech system? A more dynamically embodied perspective is needed for understanding gesture-related learning

  • Wim T. J. L. Pouw (a1), Tamara van Gog (a1) (a2), Rolf A. Zwaan (a1) and Fred Paas (a1) (a3)

We observe a tension in the target article as it stresses an integrated gesture-speech system that can nevertheless consist of contradictory representational states, which are reflected by mismatches in gesture and speech or sign. Beyond problems of coherence, this prevents furthering our understanding of gesture-related learning. As a possible antidote, we invite a more dynamically embodied perspective to the stage.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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