NeuroPeirce: Der nächste Vortrag des Cologne-Aachen Gesture Colloquiums findet am 03. Juni (Dienstag) statt

Prof. Pierre Feyereisen, Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) & Université de Louvain (Belgium): “Gesture use by persons with aphasia: an overview”

Dienstag, der 03. Juni 2014, 14:00 Uhr, Senatssall /IG II, Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln

Weitere Informationen zu dem Cologne Aachen Gesture Colloquium, einer Kooperation zwischen dem Institut für Bewegungstherapie und bewegungsorientierte Prävention und Rehabilitation (Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln) und der Natural Media & Engineering Gruppe finden Sie auf den Seiten von NeuroPeirce.


The idea that close links exist between language and action control has gained much popularity in the cognitive neurosciences. From such a perspective, it is interesting to analyse the use of gestures by persons suffering from brain damages. The presentation will consist of four parts. First, background information will be given on the varieties of aphasias and on the models of the relationships between gestures and speech. Second, disorders of elicited production of autonomous gestures (pantomimes, emblems, signs) in cases of apraxia will be examined in relation to language impairments. Third, we will compare spontaneous use of speech-related gestures in persons with aphasia and healthy control participants. Fourth, we will present some studies in which gestures were the target of aphasia therapies. Emphasis will be given on the utility of single-case methodology  to conclude that data from language uses with aphasia help us to understand the relationships between gestures and speech.