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Gesture and Language Processing

  • By: Daniel Casasanto
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

When people talk, they often gesture with their hands—probably more than they realize. Speakers are generally aware of what they are saying. But when we gesture, we may not know that we're gesturing, or we may be unaware of the information ...