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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

Hilary A. Cameron
Pennsylvania State University

Xu Xu
Pennsylvania State University

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.

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