Hand movement effects on word learning and retrieval in adults

Ciantar, Jessica, Finch, Emma and Copland, David A. (2013) Hand movement effects on word learning and retrieval in adults. PLoS One, 8 1: e53861.1-e53861.7. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053861

Author Ciantar, Jessica
Finch, Emma
Copland, David A.
Title Hand movement effects on word learning and retrieval in adults
Journal name PLoS One   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2013-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0053861
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page e53861.1
End page e53861.7
Total pages 7
Place of publication San Francisco, CA., United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The present study investigated the effect of performing an intentional non-meaningful hand movement on subsequent lexical acquisition and retrieval in healthy adults. Twenty-five right-handed healthy individuals were required to learn the names (2-syllable legal nonwords) for a series of unfamiliar objects. Participants also completed a familiar picture naming task to investigate the effects of the intentional non-meaningful movement on lexical retrieval. Results revealed that performing this hand movement immediately before linguistic tasks interfered with both new word learning and familiar picture naming when compared with no movement. These results extend previous findings of dual task interference effects in healthy individuals, suggesting that complex, non-meaningful, hand movements can also interfere with subsequent lexical acquisition and retrieval.
Keyword Concurrent task performance
Short term memory
Divided attention
Explaining math
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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