Previous research highlighted that during social interactions people shape each other's emotional states by resonance mechanisms and synchronized autonomic patterns. Starting from the idea that joint actions create shared emotional experiences, in the present study a social bond was experimentally induced by making subjects cooperate with each other. Participants' autonomic system activity (electrodermal: Skin conductance level and response: SCL, SCR; cardiovascular indices: Heart rate: HR) was continuously monitored during an attentional couple game. The cooperative motivation was induced by presenting feedback which reinforced the positive outcomes of the intersubjective exchange. 24 participants coupled in 12 dyads were recruited. Intrasubject analyses revealed higher HR in the first part of the task, connoted by increased cognitive demand and arousing social dynamic, while intersubject analysis showed increased synchrony in electrodermal activity after the feedback. Such results encourage the use of hyperscanning techniques to assess emotional coupling in ecological and real-time paradigms.

Affective Synchrony and Autonomic Coupling during Cooperation : A Hyperscanning Study / M.E. Vanutelli, L. Gatti, L. Angioletti, M. Balconi. - In: BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. - ISSN 2314-6133. - 2017(2017 Nov 27), pp. 3104564.1-3104564.9. [10.1155/2017/3104564]

Affective Synchrony and Autonomic Coupling during Cooperation : A Hyperscanning Study

M.E. Vanutelli
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Previous research highlighted that during social interactions people shape each other's emotional states by resonance mechanisms and synchronized autonomic patterns. Starting from the idea that joint actions create shared emotional experiences, in the present study a social bond was experimentally induced by making subjects cooperate with each other. Participants' autonomic system activity (electrodermal: Skin conductance level and response: SCL, SCR; cardiovascular indices: Heart rate: HR) was continuously monitored during an attentional couple game. The cooperative motivation was induced by presenting feedback which reinforced the positive outcomes of the intersubjective exchange. 24 participants coupled in 12 dyads were recruited. Intrasubject analyses revealed higher HR in the first part of the task, connoted by increased cognitive demand and arousing social dynamic, while intersubject analysis showed increased synchrony in electrodermal activity after the feedback. Such results encourage the use of hyperscanning techniques to assess emotional coupling in ecological and real-time paradigms.
autonomic nervous system; emotions; female; galvanic skin response; heart rate; humans; male; motivation; cooperative behavior; interpersonal relations; biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (all); immunology and microbiology (all)
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