Exploring the cognitive infrastructure of communication

  title={Exploring the cognitive infrastructure of communication},
  author={Jan Peter de Ruiter and Matthijs Leendert Noordzij and Sarah Newman-Norlund and Roger D. Newman-Norlund and Peter Hagoort and Stephen C. Levinson and Ivan Toni},
Human communication is often thought about in terms of transmitted messages in a conventional code like a language. But communication requires a specialized interactive intelligence. Senders have to be able to perform recipient design, while receivers need to be able to do intention recognition, knowing that recipient design has taken place. To study this interactive intelligence in the lab, we developed a new task that taps directly into the underlying abilities to communicate in the absence… 

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