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Joint action coordination through strategic reduction in variability

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How do people coordinate actions with others? We tested the hypothesis that pairs of participants strategically reduce the variability of their action performance to achieve synchronicity in the absence of visual feedback about each other’s actions. Consistent with this prediction, participants moved faster and less variably in a condition where they could not see their task partner’s movements compared to a condition in which visual information was available. The accuracy of the resulting coordination was the same in both conditions. These findings are interpreted as evidence for general strategic adaptation in the service of real-time action coordination when only minimal perceptual information is available.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Publication year2013
Pages1522-1527
Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Research areas

  • Joint Action, Coordination Strategy, Cooperation, Social Cognition

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