Hand Gestures, Bodily Movement, and Memory Recall Among Preschool Children
Poster Session IX - Board: IX-054
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall
This study examined the roles of hand gestures and other bodily movements in memory recall and story-telling among preschool-aged children. Children who gestured or displayed other bodily movements recalled significantly more details about a story than children who did not. Further, hand gestures seemed more instrumental than other bodily movements.