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Fine Motor Skills Enhance Lexical Processing of Embodied Vocabulary: A Test of the Nimble-Hands, Nimble-Minds Hypothesis

Suggate, Sebastian and Stoeger, Heidrun (2017) Fine Motor Skills Enhance Lexical Processing of Embodied Vocabulary: A Test of the Nimble-Hands, Nimble-Minds Hypothesis. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 70 (10), pp. 2169-2187.

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Abstract

Research suggests that fine motor skills (FMS) are linked to aspects of cognitive development in children. Additionally, lexical processing advantages exist for words implying a high body-object interaction (BOI), with initial findings indicating that such words in turn link to children's FMS-for which we propose and evaluate four competing hypotheses. First, a maturational account argues that ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Pädagogik > Lehrstuhl für Schulpädagogik (Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stöger)
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10.1080/17470218.2016.1227344DOI
Keywords:TYPICALLY DEVELOPING-CHILDREN; VISUAL WORD RECOGNITION; EXECUTIVE FUNCTION; LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION; COGNITIVE-DEVELOPMENT; ACADEMIC-ACHIEVEMENT; PRESCHOOL-CHILDREN; GROUNDED COGNITION; SEMANTIC RICHNESS; SCHOOL READINESS; Embodied cognition; Fine motor skills; Grounded cognition; Lexical development; Manual skills; Vocabulary
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:38476
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