Connecting directional limb movements to vowel fronting and backing

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Vainio , L , Tiainen , M , Tiippana , K & Vainio , M 2019 , ' Connecting directional limb movements to vowel fronting and backing ' , Neuroscience Letters , vol. 711 , 134457 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2019.134457

Title: Connecting directional limb movements to vowel fronting and backing
Author: Vainio, Lari; Tiainen, Mikko; Tiippana, Kaisa; Vainio, Martti
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Phonetics and Speech Synthesis
University of Helsinki, Medicum
University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology and Logopedics
University of Helsinki, Phonetics
Date: 2019-10-15
Language: eng
Number of pages: 5
Belongs to series: Neuroscience Letters
ISSN: 0304-3940
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/318720
Abstract: It has been shown recently that when participants are required to pronounce a vowel at the same time with the hand movement, the vocal and manual responses are facilitated when a front vowel is produced with forward-directed hand movements and a back vowel is produced with backward-directed hand movements. This finding suggests a coupling between spatial programing of articulatory tongue movements and hand movements. The present study revealed that the same effect can be also observed in relation to directional leg movements. The study suggests that the effect operates within the common directional processes of movement planning including at least tongue, hand and leg movements, and these processes might contribute sound-to-meaning mappings to the semantic concepts of 'forward' and 'backward'.
Subject: 515 Psychology
Hand movements
Leg movements
Articulation
Vowel production
Reaction time
SPEECH
GESTURE
INFANTS
CORTEX
SOUND
HAND
6161 Phonetics
6162 Cognitive science
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