When we speak, we spontaneously produce gestures (co-speech gestures). Co-speech gestures and speech production are closely interlinked. However, the exact nature of the link is still under debate. To addressed the question that whether co-speech gestures originate from the speech production system or from a system independent of the speech production, the present study examined the relationship between co-speech and co-thought gestures. Co-thought gestures, produced during silent thinking without speaking, presumably originate from a system independent of the speech production processes. We found a positive correlation between the production frequency of co-thought and co-speech gestures, regardless the communicative function that co-speech gestures might serve. Therefore, we suggest that co-speech gestures and co-thought gestures originate from a common system that is independent of the speech production processes.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society|
|Editors||N Tattgen, H van Rijn|
|Place of Publication||Austin, Texas|
|Publisher||Cognitive Science Society|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 29 Jul 2009 → …
|Conference||31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society|
|Period||29/07/09 → …|
- co-thought gestures
- co-speech gestures
- speech production
Chu, M., & Kita, S. (2009). Co-speech gestures do not originate from speech production processes: evidence from the relationship between co-thought and co-speech gestures. In N. Tattgen, & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 591-595). Austin, Texas: Cognitive Science Society.