Two heads may be better than one, but each may perceive options differently
When two people act together to achieve a joint goal, the dyad might have an emergent set of affordances or behavioural possibilities that may not represent a simple integration of those for each individual acting alone. Furthermore, each person's perception of what those affordances are plays a role in the joint action and in each person's activities. The EU-funded JAP project is investigating joint affordance perception through the lens of behavioural and neurophysiological data to better understand how it is impacted by attention, perception and social bonds. Using a stimulus–response paradigm, the researchers will evaluate behavioural measures such as response time and neural correlates as well as electroencephalogram data to shed light on how we can form joint action plans quickly and effectively.