Social cognition in simple action coordination: A case for direct perception

@article{Abramova2015SocialCI,
  title={Social cognition in simple action coordination: A case for direct perception},
  author={Ekaterina Abramova and Marc Slors},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2015},
  volume={36},
  pages={519-531}
}
In this paper we sketch the outlines of an account of the kind of social cognition involved in simple action coordination that is based on direct social perception (DSP) rather than recursive mindreading. While we recognize the viability of a mindreading-based account such as e.g. Michael Tomasello's, we present an alternative DSP account that (i) explains simple action coordination in a less cognitively demanding manner, (ii) is better able to explain flexibility and strategy-switching in… CONTINUE READING
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