A new research suggests that our physical movements are linked with our thought processes.

A study done at the University of Melbourne, Australia suggests that our bodies play an important role in our thought processes. The study is in direct contrast to the popular belief that thinking involves abstract cognitive processes which have no connection to body or space.

NewScientist has more on how the study was conducted:

The team asked 12 right-handed men to generate a string of 40 numbers, each between 1 and 30, in as random a sequence as possible. The researchers recorded the vertical and horizontal movements of the men’s eyes as they spoke the numbers out loud to the beat of a metronome.

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