What is the key to successful interaction? Is it sufficient to represent a common goal, or does the way our partner achieves that goal count as well? How do we react when our partner misbehaves? We used a turn-taking music-like task requiring participants to play sequences of notes together with a partner, and we investigated how people adapt to a partner’s error that violates their expectations. Errors consisted of either playing a wrong note of a sequence that the agents were playing together (thus preventing the achievement of the joint goal) or playing the expected note with an unexpected action. In both cases, we found post-error slowing and inaccuracy suggesting the participants’ implicit tendency to correct the partner’s error and produce the action that the partner should have done. We argue that these “joint” monitoring processes depend on the motor predictions made within a (dyadic) motor plan and may represent a basic mechanism for mutual support in motor interactions.

Sacheli, L., Musco, M., Zazzera, E., Paulesu, E. (2021). Mechanisms for mutual support in motor interactions. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 11(1) [10.1038/s41598-021-82138-y].

Mechanisms for mutual support in motor interactions

Sacheli L. M.
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Musco M. A.;Paulesu E.
2021

Abstract

What is the key to successful interaction? Is it sufficient to represent a common goal, or does the way our partner achieves that goal count as well? How do we react when our partner misbehaves? We used a turn-taking music-like task requiring participants to play sequences of notes together with a partner, and we investigated how people adapt to a partner’s error that violates their expectations. Errors consisted of either playing a wrong note of a sequence that the agents were playing together (thus preventing the achievement of the joint goal) or playing the expected note with an unexpected action. In both cases, we found post-error slowing and inaccuracy suggesting the participants’ implicit tendency to correct the partner’s error and produce the action that the partner should have done. We argue that these “joint” monitoring processes depend on the motor predictions made within a (dyadic) motor plan and may represent a basic mechanism for mutual support in motor interactions.
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joint action; error monitoring; motor planning; social support;
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Sacheli, L., Musco, M., Zazzera, E., Paulesu, E. (2021). Mechanisms for mutual support in motor interactions. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 11(1) [10.1038/s41598-021-82138-y].
Sacheli, L; Musco, M; Zazzera, E; Paulesu, E
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