The Subjective Sensation of Synchrony: An Experimental Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/600668
Title:
The Subjective Sensation of Synchrony: An Experimental Study
Authors:
Llobera, Joan; Charbonnier, Caecilia; Chagué, Sylvain; Preissmann, Delphine; Antonietti, Jean-Philippe; Ansermet, François; Magistretti, Pierre J. ( 0000-0002-6678-320X )
Abstract:
People performing actions together have a natural tendency to synchronize their behavior. Consistently, people doing a task together build internal representations not only of their actions and goals, but also of the other people performing the task. However, little is known about which are the behavioral mechanisms and the psychological factors affecting the subjective sensation of synchrony, or “connecting” with someone else. In this work, we sought to find which factors induce the subjective sensation of synchrony, combining motion capture data and psychological measures. Our results show that the subjective sensation of synchrony is affected by performance quality together with task category, and time. Psychological factors such as empathy and negative subjective affects also correlate with the subjective sensation of synchrony. However, when people estimate synchrony as seen from a third person perspective, their psychological factors do not affect the accuracy of the estimation. We suggest that to feel this sensation it is necessary to, first, have a good joint performance and, second, to assume the existence of an attention monitoring mechanism that reports that the attention of both participants (self and other) is focused on the task.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Citation:
The Subjective Sensation of Synchrony: An Experimental Study 2016, 11 (2):e0147008 PLOS ONE
Publisher:
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Journal:
PLoS ONE
Issue Date:
12-Feb-2016
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0147008
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1932-6203
Sponsors:
This research project has been funded entirely by the Agalma Foundation. The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147008
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dc.contributor.authorLlobera, Joanen
dc.contributor.authorCharbonnier, Caeciliaen
dc.contributor.authorChagué, Sylvainen
dc.contributor.authorPreissmann, Delphineen
dc.contributor.authorAntonietti, Jean-Philippeen
dc.contributor.authorAnsermet, Françoisen
dc.contributor.authorMagistretti, Pierre J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-07T07:54:19Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-07T07:54:19Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-12en
dc.identifier.citationThe Subjective Sensation of Synchrony: An Experimental Study 2016, 11 (2):e0147008 PLOS ONEen
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0147008en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/600668en
dc.description.abstractPeople performing actions together have a natural tendency to synchronize their behavior. Consistently, people doing a task together build internal representations not only of their actions and goals, but also of the other people performing the task. However, little is known about which are the behavioral mechanisms and the psychological factors affecting the subjective sensation of synchrony, or “connecting” with someone else. In this work, we sought to find which factors induce the subjective sensation of synchrony, combining motion capture data and psychological measures. Our results show that the subjective sensation of synchrony is affected by performance quality together with task category, and time. Psychological factors such as empathy and negative subjective affects also correlate with the subjective sensation of synchrony. However, when people estimate synchrony as seen from a third person perspective, their psychological factors do not affect the accuracy of the estimation. We suggest that to feel this sensation it is necessary to, first, have a good joint performance and, second, to assume the existence of an attention monitoring mechanism that reports that the attention of both participants (self and other) is focused on the task.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research project has been funded entirely by the Agalma Foundation. The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147008en
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.titleThe Subjective Sensation of Synchrony: An Experimental Studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS ONEen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionImmersive Interaction Group, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionAgalma Foundation,Geneva, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionMedical Research Department, Artanim Foundation, Geneva, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Ecology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.institutionBrain Mind Institute, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerlanden
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorMagistretti, Pierre J.en
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