Tag: Alignment

Performance in a Collaborative Search Task: The Role of Feedback and Alignment

Published in: Topics in Cognitive Science, Volume 10, Issue 1, 55-79 Abstract “When people communicate, they coordinate a wide range of linguistic and non‐linguistic behaviors. This process of coordination is called alignment, and it is assumed to be fundamental to successful communication. In this paper, we question this assumption and investigate whether disalignment is a more successful strategy in some cases. More specifically, we hypothesize that alignment correlates with task success only when communication is interactive. We present results from a spot‐the‐difference task in which dyads of interlocutors have to decide whether they are viewing the same scene or not. Interactivity… Read More