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ALIGNED

in body and mind

WHY AND HOW
WE DO THINGS TOGETHER

With only distributed, local accounts of alignment over several academic domains (e.g. low level sensorimotor synchronisation, high level theoretical descriptions of joint action), this interdisciplinary project provides a more complete but minimalistic theoretical account of alignment between interacting individuals with bespoke computational tools in order to quantify social interactions.

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PUBLISHED WORK

relevant publications

Gallotti, Fairhurst & Frith, 2017

ALIGNMENTS IN SOCIAL INTERACTIONS

Read our account of why "how" we do things together is more important that "what" or "why" we do things together. In this interdisciplinary article, we present a miminalistic account of social interactions as a function of the nature of the exchange and the degree of mutual adaptation. 

Dumas & Fairhurst, forthcoming

RECIPROCITY & ALIGNMENT: Quantifying coupling in social interactions

Read about why synchronisation (of signals or behaviour) isn*t sufficient and why our field needs richer methods to quantify and to identify true forms of reciprocal social exchanges. In this article, we also highlight the next frontiers that the field of socual cognition should aim to explore.

Fairhurst, forthcoming

MODELING DYNAMIC INTERACTIONS IN GROUPS

Read about why we think we need to explore the rich, dynamic changes that happen across social interactions. This paper puts forward specific ways in which the use of timecourse modelling can further our understanding of the cognitive and neural underpinnings of social interactions. 

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UPCOMING

Alignment conference

Investigating and quantifying alignment in dynamic social interactions