ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research

Culture and gesture perception

Project Members: Basil Preisig, Noëmi Eggenberger, René Müri, Tobias Nef
Project Duration: 2014 - 2015
Funding: CCLM

Kendon (2004) reported that Italian speakers exert more co-speech gestures than speakers from Spain. Moreover, it was shown that people use more gestures in their second language than in their mother tongue (Oi et al., 2013). The aim of the current project is to investigate whether there are culture specific patterns with respect to gesture perception.

Keywords: Gestures, eye movements, perception, visual exploration

Publications: 

Preisig, Basil; Eggenberger, Noëmi; Zito, Giuseppe Angelo; Vanbellingen, Tim; Schumacher, Rahel; Hopfner, Simone; Nyffeler, Thomas; Gutbrod, Klemens; Annoni, Jean-Marie; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Müri, René Martin (2015). Perception of co-speech gestures in aphasic patients: A visual exploration study during the observation of dyadic conversations. Cortex, 64, pp. 157-168. Elsevier 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.10.013

Preisig, Basil; Eggenberger, Noëmi; Zito, Giuseppe Angelo; Vanbellingen, Tim; Schumacher, Rahel; Hopfner, Simone; Gutbrod, Klemens; Nyffeler, Thomas; Cazzoli, Dario; Annoni, Jean-Marie; Bohlhalter, Stephan; Müri, René Martin (2016). Eye Gaze Behavior at Turn Transition: How Aphasic Patients Process Speakers' Turns during Video Observation. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 28(10), pp. 1-12. MIT Press Journals 10.1162/jocn_a_00983