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Effortless AttentionA New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action$
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Brian Bruya

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013840

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.001.0001

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Two to Tango : Automatic Social Coordination and the Role of Felt Effort

Two to Tango : Automatic Social Coordination and the Role of Felt Effort

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(p.335) 14 Two to Tango : Automatic Social Coordination and the Role of Felt Effort
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Effortless Attention
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Joshua M. Ackerman

John A. Bargh

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.003.0015

This chapter examines the critically important role of social coordination to social interactions and performing complex tasks. Social coordination is defined as an automatic response to a given situation or condition involving socially transmitted information, a finding that can help in explaining the reason for social coordination processes occurring without any conscious and subjective efforts. The chapter explores a wide variety of social coordination experiences that occur at different levels of social interactions, along with their potential functions. It also describes a different approach to social coordination, including the related neural and social cognitive aspects, and addresses how effortless action characterized by processing smoothness operates as a functional indicator of effective coordination.

Keywords:   social coordination, automatic response, social interactions, effortless action, socially transmitted information

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