Wolf, Sebanz and Knoblich publish new online article

May 13, 2020

The rhythms and melodies produced by Amadinda players are so intricate that they seem impossible to produce (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJzWOC--ixc). Research on inter-limb coordination has shown that maintaining such intricate coordination at a high tempo is indeed almost impossible. Amadinda players however distribute their melodies and rhythms across performers in a certain way that might hint at how unusual coordination patterns are achieved in joint music-making and other joint actions. In the newly published article we investigate whether distributing unusual coordination patterns across performers allows for better adaptation performance, even though coordinating with others should be more difficult than coordinating with oneself. The results show that at least one of the strategies used by Amadinda players are beneficial for the adaptation to unstable coordination patterns. 

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