gestures

Summary

Summary: Movement of a part of the body for the purpose of communication.

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  1. van den Stock J, Righart R, de Gelder B. Body expressions influence recognition of emotions in the face and voice. Emotion. 2007;7:487-94 pubmed
  2. Paukner A, Ferrari P, Suomi S. Delayed imitation of lipsmacking gestures by infant rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e28848 pubmed publisher
    Human infants are capable of accurately matching facial gestures of an experimenter within a few hours after birth, a phenomenon called neonatal imitation...
  3. Hostetter A. When do gestures communicate? A meta-analysis. Psychol Bull. 2011;137:297-315 pubmed publisher
    Do the gestures that speakers produce while talking significantly benefit listeners' comprehension of the message? This question has been the topic of many research studies over the previous 35 years, and there has been little consensus...
  4. Cook R, Bird G, Lünser G, Huck S, Heyes C. Automatic imitation in a strategic context: players of rock-paper-scissors imitate opponents' gestures. Proc Biol Sci. 2012;279:780-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These data represent the first evidence of automatic imitation in a strategic context, and challenge the abstraction from physical aspects of social interaction typical in economic and game theory. ..
  5. Mendez J, Dall Asén A, Cooper B, Goller F. Acquisition of an acoustic template leads to refinement of song motor gestures. J Neurophysiol. 2010;104:984-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we explored the effects of an acoustic model on song motor control by comparing peripheral motor gestures (respiration and syringeal muscles) of tutored birds with those of birds raised in acoustic isolation...
  6. Corballis M. Lateralization of the human brain. Prog Brain Res. 2012;195:103-21 pubmed publisher
    ..I argue that the common cerebral asymmetry for these functions derives from the origins of language in manual gestures. These, in turn, may originate in specialized circuits for grasping that have been identified in primates, and ..
  7. Chaminade T, Zecca M, Blakemore S, Takanishi A, Frith C, Micera S, et al. Brain response to a humanoid robot in areas implicated in the perception of human emotional gestures. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e11577 pubmed publisher
    ..We can read the emotions depicted in its gestures, yet might utilize different neural processes than those used for reading the emotions in human agents...
  8. Casasanto D, Jasmin K. Good and bad in the hands of politicians: spontaneous gestures during positive and negative speech. PLoS ONE. 2010;5:e11805 pubmed publisher
    ..We analyzed speech and gesture (3012 spoken clauses, 1747 gestures) from the final debates of the 2004 and 2008 US presidential elections, which involved two right-handers (Kerry, ..
  9. Cochet H, Vauclair J. Hand preferences in human adults: non-communicative actions versus communicative gestures. Cortex. 2012;48:1017-26 pubmed publisher
    Hand preferences for pointing gestures and bimanual manipulative activities were investigated in 127 adult participants...

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  1. Hobaiter C, Byrne R. The gestural repertoire of the wild chimpanzee. Anim Cogn. 2011;14:745-67 pubmed publisher
    ..intentional, elaborate and flexible; yet there is controversy over the best interpretation of the system and how gestures are acquired, perhaps because most studies have been made in restricted, captive settings...
  2. Roberts A, Vick S, Buchanan Smith H. Communicative intentions in wild chimpanzees: persistence and elaboration in gestural signalling. Anim Cogn. 2013;16:187-96 pubmed publisher
    ..only the presence or absence of a response, we used the most commonly observed response to assign meanings to gestures and examined sequence production in relation to response congruency...
  3. Jacquet A, Esseily R, Rider D, Fagard J. Handedness for grasping objects and declarative pointing: a longitudinal study. Dev Psychobiol. 2012;54:36-46 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that, at least at the age studied here, hand preferences for grasping and for declarative pointing develop relatively independently. ..
  4. Palacios J, Sagüés C, Montijano E, Llorente S. Human-computer interaction based on hand gestures using RGB-D sensors. Sensors (Basel). 2013;13:11842-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Ten different static hand gestures are recognised, including all different combinations of spread fingers...
  5. Bortoletto M, Mattingley J, Cunnington R. Action intentions modulate visual processing during action perception. Neuropsychologia. 2011;49:2097-104 pubmed publisher
    ..We examined event-related potentials to images of hand gestures presented while participants planned either a matching (congruent) or non-matching (incongruent) gesture...
  6. Enticott P, Kennedy H, Bradshaw J, Rinehart N, Fitzgerald P. Motor corticospinal excitability during the observation of interactive hand gestures. Brain Res Bull. 2011;85:89-95 pubmed publisher
    ..There was no association between mirror systems and self-reported empathy. Mirror systems may not be more responsive to interactive behaviour, but the inclusion of a strong emotional element could be of significance to mirror neurons. ..
  7. Yap D, So W, Yap J, Tan Y, Teoh R. Iconic gestures prime words. Cogn Sci. 2011;35:171-83 pubmed publisher
    ..both experiments of the present study investigated the link between the mental representations of iconic gestures and words...
  8. Liebal K, Call J. The origins of non-human primates' manual gestures. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2012;367:118-28 pubmed publisher
    ..After an introduction to the criteria currently used to define non-human primates' gestures and an overview of ongoing research, we discuss different pathways of how manual actions are transformed into ..
  9. Chu M, Kita S. The nature of gestures' beneficial role in spatial problem solving. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2011;140:102-16 pubmed publisher
    Co-thought gestures are hand movements produced in silent, noncommunicative, problem-solving situations...
  10. Ferrari P, Vanderwert R, Paukner A, Bower S, Suomi S, Fox N. Distinct EEG amplitude suppression to facial gestures as evidence for a mirror mechanism in newborn monkeys. J Cogn Neurosci. 2012;24:1165-72 pubmed publisher
    ..by recording scalp EEG from 1- to 7-day-old newborn rhesus macaques who were observing and producing facial gestures. We found that 5-6 Hz EEG activity was suppressed both when the infants produced facial gestures and while they ..
  11. Manera V, Del Giudice M, Bara B, Verfaillie K, Becchio C. The second-agent effect: communicative gestures increase the likelihood of perceiving a second agent. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e22650 pubmed publisher
    ..Results demonstrate that information extracted from communicative gestures influences the concurrent processing of biological motion by prompting perception of a second agent (second-agent ..
  12. Dalmaso M, Galfano G, Tarqui L, Forti B, Castelli L. Is social attention impaired in schizophrenia? Gaze, but not pointing gestures, is associated with spatial attention deficits. Neuropsychology. 2013;27:608-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Unlike previous studies, we also included pointing gestures as social cues, with the goal of addressing whether any eventual impairment in the attentional response was ..
  13. Gentilucci M, Campione G, De Stefani E, Innocenti A. Is the coupled control of hand and mouth postures precursor of reciprocal relations between gestures and words?. Behav Brain Res. 2012;233:130-40 pubmed publisher
    We tested whether a system coupling hand postures related to gestures to the control of internal mouth articulators during production of vowels exists and it can be precursor of a system relating hand/arm gestures to words...
  14. Meunier H, Vauclair J, Fagard J. Human infants and baboons show the same pattern of handedness for a communicative gesture. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e33959 pubmed publisher
    To test the role of gestures in the origin of language, we studied hand preferences for grasping or pointing to objects at several spatial positions in human infants and adult baboons...
  15. Flaisch T, Häcker F, Renner B, Schupp H. Emotion and the processing of symbolic gestures: an event-related brain potential study. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2011;6:109-18 pubmed publisher
    The present study used event-related brain potentials to examine the hypothesis that emotional gestures draw attentional resources at the level of distinct processing stages...
  16. John A, Mervis C. Comprehension of the communicative intent behind pointing and gazing gestures by young children with Williams syndrome or Down syndrome. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2010;53:950-60 pubmed publisher
    ..preschoolers with Williams syndrome (WS) or Down syndrome (DS) to infer communicative intent as expressed through gestures (pointing and eye-gaze shift)...
  17. Frolova D, Stern H, Berman S. Most probable longest common subsequence for recognition of gesture character input. IEEE Trans Cybern. 2013;43:871-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Such gestures are unencumbered and drawn in free air...
  18. Lakatos G, Gácsi M, Topál J, Miklosi A. Comprehension and utilisation of pointing gestures and gazing in dog-human communication in relatively complex situations. Anim Cogn. 2012;15:201-13 pubmed publisher
    ..In Study 2, dogs had to rely on a sequence of pointing gestures displayed by two different experimenters...
  19. Straube B, Green A, Bromberger B, Kircher T. The differentiation of iconic and metaphoric gestures: common and unique integration processes. Hum Brain Mapp. 2011;32:520-33 pubmed publisher
    ..the neural integration of speech and gesture has examined either gesture in the context of concrete [iconic (IC) gestures] or abstract sentence content [metaphoric (MP) gestures]...
  20. Mitra V, Nam H, Espy Wilson C, Saltzman E, Goldstein L. Recognizing articulatory gestures from speech for robust speech recognition. J Acoust Soc Am. 2012;131:2270-87 pubmed publisher
    ..This study describes a system that recognizes articulatory gestures from speech, and uses the recognized gestures in a speech recognition system...
  21. Daumüller M, Goldenberg G. Therapy to improve gestural expression in aphasia: a controlled clinical trial. Clin Rehabil. 2010;24:55-65 pubmed publisher
    To assess whether production of communicative gestures can be ameliorated by therapy, to explore factors that might influence individual variability of therapeutic success and to find out whether therapy effects generalize to unpractised ..
  22. Enrici I, Adenzato M, Cappa S, Bara B, Tettamanti M. Intention processing in communication: a common brain network for language and gestures. J Cogn Neurosci. 2011;23:2415-31 pubmed publisher
  23. Bernstein L, Jiang J, Pantazis D, Lu Z, Joshi A. Visual phonetic processing localized using speech and nonspeech face gestures in video and point-light displays. Hum Brain Mapp. 2011;32:1660-76 pubmed publisher
    ..sites with responsibility for integrating linguistically relevant visual speech cues, speech and nonspeech face gestures were presented in natural video and point-light displays during fMRI scanning at 3.0T...
  24. Enticott P, Kennedy H, Bradshaw J, Rinehart N, Fitzgerald P. Understanding mirror neurons: evidence for enhanced corticospinal excitability during the observation of transitive but not intransitive hand gestures. Neuropsychologia. 2010;48:2675-80 pubmed publisher
    ..TMS) experiment that assessed corticospinal excitability while viewing intransitive and transitive hand gestures (compared with the presentation of a static hand)...
  25. de Marchena A, Eigsti I. Conversational gestures in autism spectrum disorders: asynchrony but not decreased frequency. Autism Res. 2010;3:311-22 pubmed publisher
    Conversational or "co-speech" gestures play an important role in communication, facilitating turntaking, providing visuospatial information, clarifying subtleties of emphasis, and other pragmatic cues...
  26. Kirchhofer K, Zimmermann F, Kaminski J, Tomasello M. Dogs (Canis familiaris), but not chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), understand imperative pointing. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e30913 pubmed publisher
    ..However, in most studies using object choice they fail to use communicative gestures (e.g. pointing) to find hidden food...
  27. Vanbellingen T, Kersten B, Van de Winckel A, Bellion M, Baronti F, Muri R, et al. A new bedside test of gestures in stroke: the apraxia screen of TULIA (AST). J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011;82:389-92 pubmed publisher
    ..First, an item-reduction analysis of the TULIA (48 gestures) was performed, based on the methods of classical test theory and on a larger sample of patients with stroke (n=..
  28. Obermeier C, Holle H, Gunter T. What iconic gesture fragments reveal about gesture-speech integration: when synchrony is lost, memory can help. J Cogn Neurosci. 2011;23:1648-63 pubmed publisher
    ..To be able to more precisely manipulate gesture-speech synchrony, we used gesture fragments instead of complete gestures, thereby avoiding the usual long temporal overlap of gestures with their coexpressive speech...
  29. Wu Y, Coulson S. Gestures modulate speech processing early in utterances. Neuroreport. 2010;21:522-6 pubmed publisher
    ..was recorded as healthy adults viewed short videos of spontaneous discourse in which a speaker used depictive gestures to complement information expressed through speech...
  30. Suanda S, Namy L. Young word learners' interpretations of words and symbolic gestures within the context of ambiguous reference. Child Dev. 2013;84:143-53 pubmed publisher
    Early in development, many word-learning phenomena generalize to symbolic gestures. The current study explored whether children avoid lexical overlap in the gestural modality, as they do in the verbal modality, within the context of ..
  31. Sauer E, Levine S, Goldin Meadow S. Early gesture predicts language delay in children with pre- or perinatal brain lesions. Child Dev. 2010;81:528-39 pubmed publisher
    ..Gesture was thus an early marker of which children with early unilateral lesions would eventually experience language delay, suggesting that gesture is a promising diagnostic tool for persistent delay...
  32. Meguerditchian A, Molesti S, Vauclair J. Right-handedness predominance in 162 baboons (Papio anubis) for gestural communication: consistency across time and groups. Behav Neurosci. 2011;125:653-60 pubmed publisher
    ..population-level right-handedness has been reported for both coordinated bimanual actions and communicative gestures. However, some authors remain skeptical of these findings on both methodological and theoretical grounds...
  33. Jacob M, Wachs J, Packer R. Hand-gesture-based sterile interface for the operating room using contextual cues for the navigation of radiological images. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013;20:e183-6 pubmed publisher
  34. Cochet H. Development of hand preference for object-directed actions and pointing gestures: a longitudinal study between 15 and 25 months of age. Dev Psychobiol. 2012;54:105-11 pubmed publisher
    The development of hand preferences for object-directed actions and pointing gestures was investigated in toddlers sampled bimonthly between 15 and 25 months of age...
  35. Chang Y, Chen S, Huang J. A Kinect-based system for physical rehabilitation: a pilot study for young adults with motor disabilities. Res Dev Disabil. 2011;32:2566-70 pubmed publisher
    ..Practical and developmental implications of the findings are discussed. ..
  36. Tang X, Liu Y, Lv C, Sun D. Hand motion classification using a multi-channel surface electromyography sensor. Sensors (Basel). 2012;12:1130-47 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, a new cascaded-structure classifier is also proposed, in which 11 types of hand gestures can be identified accurately using the newly defined features...
  37. Króliczak G, Piper B, Frey S. Atypical lateralization of language predicts cerebral asymmetries in parietal gesture representations. Neuropsychologia. 2011;49:1698-702 pubmed publisher
    Humans typically show left-hemisphere dominance both for language and manual gestures. If this reflects a dependence of these behaviors on a common cerebral specialization, then healthy left-handers with atypical organization of language ..
  38. Obermeier C, Dolk T, Gunter T. The benefit of gestures during communication: evidence from hearing and hearing-impaired individuals. Cortex. 2012;48:857-70 pubmed publisher
    There is no doubt that gestures are communicative and can be integrated online with speech...
  39. Wu Y, Coulson S. Are depictive gestures like pictures? commonalities and differences in semantic processing. Brain Lang. 2011;119:184-95 pubmed publisher
    Conversation is multi-modal, involving both talk and gesture. Does understanding depictive gestures engage processes similar to those recruited in the comprehension of drawings or photographs? Event-related brain potentials (ERPs) were ..
  40. Emmorey K, Xu J, Braun A. Neural responses to meaningless pseudosigns: evidence for sign-based phonetic processing in superior temporal cortex. Brain Lang. 2011;117:34-8 pubmed publisher
    To identify neural regions that automatically respond to linguistically structured, but meaningless manual gestures, 14 deaf native users of American Sign Language (ASL) and 14 hearing non-signers passively viewed pseudosigns (possible ..
  41. Macedonia M, Müller K, Friederici A. The impact of iconic gestures on foreign language word learning and its neural substrate. Hum Brain Mapp. 2011;32:982-98 pubmed publisher
    Vocabulary acquisition represents a major challenge in foreign language learning. Research has demonstrated that gestures accompanying speech have an impact on memory for verbal information in the speakers' mother tongue and, as recently ..
  42. Cartmill E, Byrne R. Semantics of primate gestures: intentional meanings of orangutan gestures. Anim Cogn. 2010;13:793-804 pubmed publisher
    ..Yet the fundamental question of whether an animal species' gestures carry specific meanings has hardly been addressed...
  43. Hamilton A, Grafton S. Repetition suppression for performed hand gestures revealed by fMRI. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009;30:2898-906 pubmed publisher
    The functional components of the human motor system that are used to retrieve and execute simple intransitive hand gestures were identified with a repetition suppression (RS) paradigm...
  44. Króliczak G, Frey S. A common network in the left cerebral hemisphere represents planning of tool use pantomimes and familiar intransitive gestures at the hand-independent level. Cereb Cortex. 2009;19:2396-410 pubmed publisher
    ..within the left hemisphere may support the representation of these skills (transitive actions) versus meaningful gestures that do not involve manipulating objects (intransitive actions), and 2) both cerebral hemispheres may participate ..
  45. Green A, Straube B, Weis S, Jansen A, Willmes K, Konrad K, et al. Neural integration of iconic and unrelated coverbal gestures: a functional MRI study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2009;30:3309-24 pubmed publisher
    b>Gestures are an important part of interpersonal communication, for example by illustrating physical properties of speech contents (e.g., "the ball is round")...
  46. Udell M, Giglio R, Wynne C. Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) use human gestures but not nonhuman tokens to find hidden food. J Comp Psychol. 2008;122:84-93 pubmed publisher
    The authors examined the ability of domestic dogs to use human body cues (gestures) and equivalent-sized nonhuman cues to find hidden food in an object choice paradigm...
  47. Horne P, Erjavec M. Do infants show generalized imitation of gestures?. J Exp Anal Behav. 2007;87:63-87 pubmed
    Two experiments were conducted to investigate generalized imitation of manual gestures in 1- to 2-year-old infants. In Experiment 1, 6 infants were first trained four baseline matching relations (e.g...
  48. Ingersoll B, Lewis E, Kroman E. Teaching the imitation and spontaneous use of descriptive gestures in young children with autism using a naturalistic behavioral intervention. J Autism Dev Disord. 2007;37:1446-56 pubmed
    Children with autism exhibit deficits in the imitation and spontaneous use of descriptive gestures. Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT), a naturalistic imitation intervention, has ben shown to increase object imitation skills in young ..
  49. Atkinson A, Tunstall M, Dittrich W. Evidence for distinct contributions of form and motion information to the recognition of emotions from body gestures. Cognition. 2007;104:59-72 pubmed
    ..of inverting and motion-reversing patch-light compared to fully illuminated displays of whole-body emotion gestures. Inverting the gesture movies or playing them backwards significantly impaired emotion classification accuracy, ..
  50. Gentilucci M, Corballis M. From manual gesture to speech: a gradual transition. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2006;30:949-60 pubmed
    There are a number of reasons to suppose that language evolved from manual gestures. We review evidence that the transition from primarily manual to primarily vocal language was a gradual process, and is best understood if it is supposed ..
  51. Goldenberg G, Hartmann K, Schlott I. Defective pantomime of object use in left brain damage: apraxia or asymbolia?. Neuropsychologia. 2003;41:1565-73 pubmed
    ..The need to perform movements without external support is shared with imitation of gestures, and the demand to designate absent objects with drawing from memory...
  52. Villarreal M, Fridman E, Amengual A, Falasco G, Gerschcovich E, Gerscovich E, et al. The neural substrate of gesture recognition. Neuropsychologia. 2008;46:2371-82 pubmed publisher
    ..However, it is still unclear if transitive and intransitive gestures share the same neural substrates during action-recognition processes...
  53. Maros K, Gácsi M, Miklosi A. Comprehension of human pointing gestures in horses (Equus caballus). Anim Cogn. 2008;11:457-66 pubmed publisher
    ..reward on the basis of the distal dynamic-sustained, proximal momentary and proximal dynamic-sustained pointing gestures but failed to perform above chance level when the experimenter performed a distal momentary pointing gesture...