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ApraxiaThe Cognitive side of motor control$
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Georg Goldenberg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199591510

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591510.001.0001

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Communicating with gestures

Communicating with gestures

(p.169) Chapter 11 Communicating with gestures
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The hypothesis that patients with aphasia suffer from general “asymbolia” that equally affects verbal and non-verbal expression predicts that communicative gestures deteriorate in parallel with aphasia, but empirical evidence suggests that gesture and speech can dissociate and that communalities are due rather to their interaction than to their common fundament. In patients with highly reduced verbal output, the diversity and comprehensibility of gestures produced in attempts to retell short video-clips correlates with scores on pantomime of tool use as well as with a test of semantic matching. Arguably the basic difficulty for production of speech replacing gestures concerns the selection and combination of significant features out of the multitude of properties associated with objects and actions.

Keywords:   asymbolia, gesture, aphasia, non-verbal communication, semantic memory, pantomime of tool use

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