What your moves say about you: Action-perception dynamics, human synchronization and mental health.
Benoît G. Bardy
The informational nature of human synchronization has consequences for understanding how the way we move reveals who we are. The notion of Individual Motor Signatures (IMS) will be presented, reducing to one low-dimensional variable based on nonlinear interactions of degrees of freedom in human body movement. We discuss how these signatures are influenced, during dyadic or group interaction, by physical movement similarity, social competences, and mental deficits. We present a digital architecture that modulates IMS in real-time during social interaction with artificial agents (avatars and robots), and we show how this architecture can be used for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from mental and social disorders.