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LIBC Colloquium by Natalie Sebanz

Wednesday 19 May 2021
via Zoom

Minds in Joint Action

Humans are able to perform a wide range of joint actions, from carrying heavy objects together to having conversations. What are the mechanisms enabling joint action? And what can they tell us about the human mind? This talk will provide an overview of experimental research that has begun to unravel the behavioural, cognitive, and neural processes supporting our ability to act together. In the first part, I will discuss which aspects of others’ actions and tasks are included in our planning and how forming joint action plans facilitates coordination. In the second part, I will focus on coordination mechanisms operating during performance that range from making oneself more predictable to forming partner-specific predictions. Recent work on how coordination affects our perception of others and how coordination might help us overcome outgroup biases will also be discussed.


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