The relationship between physiological synchrony and motion energy synchrony during a joint group drumming task

Ilanit Gordon, Avi Gilboa, Shai Cohen, Tomer Kleinfeld

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Abstract

Coordination with others in groups is crucial to group cohesion and function, yet only scant research addressed behavioral and physiological interpersonal synchrony in groups during shared activities. We present data from 39 triads instructed to drum together. Based on video-recordings of the task and participants’ electrocardiograms, we computed physiological synchrony in cardiologic interbeat intervals and behavioral motion energy synchrony among group members as they were drumming together. Overall, behavioral and physiological synchrony were positively associated with continuous shifts from positive correlations to non-significant ones throughout the task. Results shed light on the relational components of group bonding and elucidate the dynamic interactions between physiological and behavioral synchrony at the group level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113074
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Volume224
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2020

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Inc.

Funding

Funding: This work was supported by the Israel Science Foundation [grant numbers 2096/15 , 1726/15 ]; and Funding provided by Negotiation and Team Resources under the NTR-INGroup research grant program.

FundersFunder number
NTR-INGroup
Negotiation and Team Resources
Israel Science Foundation2096/15, 1726/15

    Keywords

    • Drumming
    • Groups
    • Interbeat-Intervals
    • MEA
    • Motion energy synchrony
    • Physiological synchrony

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