Crossmodal correspondences as common ground for joint action

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dc.identifier.uri Schmitz, Laura Knoblich, Günther Deroy, Ophelia Vesper, Cordula 2021-03-25T06:34:02Z 2021-03-25T06:34:02Z 2021
dc.identifier.citation Schmitz, L.; Knoblich, G.; Deroy, O.; Vesper, C.: Crossmodal correspondences as common ground for joint action. In: Acta Psychologica 212 (2021), 103222. DOI:
dc.description.abstract When performing joint actions, people rely on common ground - shared information that provides the required basis for mutual understanding. Common ground can be based on people's interaction history or on knowledge and expectations people share, e.g., because they belong to the same culture or social class. Here, we suggest that people rely on yet another form of common ground, one that originates in their similarities in multisensory processing. Specifically, we focus on 'crossmodal correspondences' - nonarbitrary associations that people make between stimulus features in different sensory modalities, e.g., between stimuli in the auditory and the visual modality such as high-pitched sounds and small objects. Going beyond previous research that focused on investigating crossmodal correspondences in individuals, we propose that people can use these correspondences for communicating and coordinating with others. Initial support for our proposal comes from a communication game played in a public space (an art gallery) by pairs of visitors. We observed that pairs created nonverbal communication systems by spontaneously relying on 'crossmodal common ground'. Based on these results, we conclude that crossmodal correspondences not only occur within individuals but that they can also be actively used in joint action to facilitate the coordination between individuals. Copyright © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Amsterdam [u.a.] : Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseries Acta Psychologica 212 (2021)
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Unported
dc.subject common ground eng
dc.subject communication eng
dc.subject crossmodal correspondences eng
dc.subject joint action eng
dc.subject multisensory perception eng
dc.subject social cognition eng
dc.subject.ddc 150 | Psychologie ger
dc.subject.ddc 796 | Sport ger
dc.title Crossmodal correspondences as common ground for joint action
dc.type Article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 1873-6297
dc.relation.issn 0001-6918
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 212
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 103222
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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