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Tag: Social Interaction

Perception of Human Interaction Based on Motion Trajectories: From Aerial Videos to Decontextualized Animations

Published in: Topics in Cognitive Science, Volume 10, Issue 1, 225-241 Abstract “People are adept at perceiving interactions from movements of simple shapes, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. Previous studies have often used object movements defined by experimenters. The present study used aerial videos recorded by drones in a real‐life environment to generate decontextualized motion stimuli. Motion trajectories of displayed elements were the only visual input. We measured human judgments of interactiveness between two moving elements and the dynamic change in such judgments over time. A hierarchical model was developed to account for human performance in this task. The model… 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