Stages in the development of perceptual intersubjectivity
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We offer an analysis of perceptual intersubjectivity (PI) in terms of two types (symmetric and asymmetric) and three levels: synchronous (SPI), coordinated (CPI) and reciprocal (RPI), defined on the basis of the observable behavior of the participants in a study of (non-verbal) social interaction. We hypothesize that the three levels constitute stages in the development and possibly evolution of human intersubjectivity, and provide support of this through an empirical study of adult-infant interactions in great apes and human beings. The results showed conspicuous differences between the two species (Pan and Homo sapiens). We take these results to be qualitative, and to contribute to the ultimate goal of understanding human cognitive specificity.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Title of host publication||Enacting Intersubjectivity: A Cognitive and Social Perspective of the Study of Interaction|
|Editors||Francesca Morganti, A. Carassa, G. Riva|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|