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Tag: Social Collaboration

Friend versus foe: Neural correlates of prosocial decisions for liked and disliked peers

Published in: Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, Volume 18, Issue 1, 127-142 Abstract “Although the majority of our social interactions are with people we know, few studies have investigated the neural correlates of sharing valuable resources with familiar others. Using an ecologically valid research paradigm, this functional magnetic resonance imaging study examined the neural correlates of prosocial and selfish behavior in interactions with real-life friends and disliked peers in young adults. Participants (N = 27) distributed coins between themselves and another person, where they could make selfish choices that maximized their own gains or prosocial choices that maximized outcomes of the other.… Read More

Creating Time: Social Collaboration in Music Improvisation

Published in: Topics in Cognitive Science, Volume 10, Issue 1, 95-119 Abstract “Musical collaboration emerges from the complex interaction of environmental and informational constraints, including those of the instruments and the performance context. Music improvisation in particular is more like everyday interaction in that dynamics emerge spontaneously without a rehearsed score or script. We examined how the structure of the musical context affords and shapes interactions between improvising musicians. Six pairs of professional piano players improvised with two different backing tracks while we recorded both the music produced and the movements of their heads, left arms, and right arms. The backing… Read More