Semantic processing of mathematical gestures

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dc.contributor.author Lim-Hamm, Vanessa en
dc.contributor.author Wilson, Anna en
dc.contributor.author Hamm, Jeffrey en
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Nicola en
dc.contributor.author Iwabuchi, Sarina en
dc.contributor.author Corballis, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Arzarello, F en
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Michael en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-05T20:46:10Z en
dc.date.available 2009-07-13 en
dc.date.issued 2009-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Brain and Cognition, 2009, 71 (3), pp. 306 - 312 (7) en
dc.identifier.issn 0278-2626 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27145 en
dc.description.abstract Objective To examine whether or not university mathematics students semantically process gestures depicting mathematical functions (mathematical gestures) similarly to the way they process action gestures and sentences. Semantic processing was indexed by the N400 effect. Results The N400 effect elicited by words primed with mathematical gestures (e.g. “converging” and “decreasing”) was the same in amplitude, latency and topography as that elicited by words primed with action gestures (e.g. drive and lift), and that for terminal words of sentences. Significance and conclusion Findings provide a within-subject demonstration that the topographies of the gesture N400 effect for both action and mathematical words are indistinguishable from that of the standard language N400 effect. This suggests that mathematical function words are processed by the general language semantic system and do not appear to involve areas involved in other mathematical concepts (e.g. numerosity). en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brain and Cognition en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.subject Mathematics en
dc.subject N400 en
dc.subject Gestures en
dc.subject EEG en
dc.subject Semantics en
dc.subject Language en
dc.title Semantic processing of mathematical gestures en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.bandc.2009.07.004 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 306 en
pubs.volume 71 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier en
dc.identifier.pmid 19665831 en
pubs.author-url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278262609001092 en
pubs.end-page 312 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 88007 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Psychology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1090-2147 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en
pubs.dimensions-id 19665831 en


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