Being in the zone: physiological markers of togetherness in joint improvisation

  title={Being in the zone: physiological markers of togetherness in joint improvisation},
  author={Lior Noy and Nava Levit-Binun and Yulia Golland},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
Performers improvising together describe special moments of 'being in the zone' - periods of high performance, synchrony, and enhanced sense of togetherness. Existing evidence suggests a possible route for attaining togetherness - interpersonal synchrony, the fine-grained sensory-motor coordination that promotes social connectedness. Here, we investigated the physiological characteristics of togetherness using a practice from theater and dance, the mirror game. Pairs of expert improvisers… CONTINUE READING
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