Sequentiality, mutual visibility, and behavioral matching: Body sway and pitch register during joint decision making

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  • University of Helsinki

Abstract

We studied behavioral matching during joint decision making. Drawing on motion-capture and voice data from 12 dyads, we analyzed body-sway and pitch-register matching during sequential transitions and continuations, with and without mutual visibility. Body sway was matched most strongly during sequential transitions in the conditions of mutual visibility. Pitch-register matching was higher during sequential transitions than continuations only when the participants could not see each other. These results suggest that both body sway and pitch register are used to manage sequential transitions, while mutual visibility influences the relative weights of these two resources. The conversational data are in Finnish with English translation.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33–53
Number of pages21
JournalRESEARCH ON LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION
Volume50
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • motion capture, decision-making, pitch register, behavioral matching, body sway, sequentiality, conversation

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