TB8, L4 - Mimicry and Synchrony

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1. Which significant interaction did Lumsden et al. find?

  • Pro-self individual > pro-self competitive
  • Pro-social > pro-self
  • Pro-self > pro-social
  • Pro-self competitive > pro-self individual
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2. Lumsden et al. found how many pro-social participants?

  • 30
  • 23
  • 40
  • 15

3. Which is NOT an assumption of the behavioural dynamics perspective (Schmidt, 2010)?

  • Individual differences can be seen in synchrony
  • Physical systems are made of components that balance to form stable patterns
  • Two objects which share an environment will naturally synchronise
  • The same patterns that organise dynamic principles also organise joint action

4. If the 'mimicker' is more similar to self, mimicry:

  • Does not change
  • Increases
  • Decreases
  • Is seen as fake

5. Which of the following is NOT a drawback of the mirror neuron system

  • A human brain is not entirely comparable to a monkey brain
  • It provides no explanation for simple actions
  • Is too general of an argument
  • It provides no explanation for complex actions


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