A mass assembly of associative mechanisms: A dynamical systems account of natural social interaction

Nicholas Duran, Rick Dale, Daniel C. Richardson

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The offers a negative, eliminativist thesis, dissolving the specialness of mirroring processes into a solution of associative mechanisms. We support the authors' project enthusiastically. What they are currently missing, we argue, is a positive, generative thesis about associative learning mechanisms and how they might give way to the complex, multimodal coordination that naturally arises in social interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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