The mere copresence of another person synchronizes physiological signals, but no study has systematically investigated the effects of the type of emotional state and the type of relationship in eliciting dyadic physiological synchrony. In this study, we investigated the synchrony of pairs of strangers, companions, and romantic partners while watching a series of video clips designed to elicit different emotions. Maximal cross-correlation of heart rate variability (HRV) was used to quantify dyadic synchrony. The findings suggest that an existing social relationship might reduce the predisposition to conform one's autonomic responses to a friend or romantic partner during social situations that do not require direct interaction.

Strangers, Friends, and Lovers Show Different Physiological Synchrony in Different Emotional States / Bizzego, Andrea; Azhari, Atiqah; Campostrini, Nicola; Truzzi, Anna; Ng, Li Ying; Gabrieli, Giulio; Bornstein, Marc H.; Setoh, Peipei; Esposito, Gianluca. - In: BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-328X. - 10:1(2020), p. 11. [10.3390/bs10010011]

Strangers, Friends, and Lovers Show Different Physiological Synchrony in Different Emotional States

Bizzego, Andrea;Azhari, Atiqah;Truzzi, Anna;Gabrieli, Giulio;Bornstein, Marc H.;Setoh, Peipei;Esposito, Gianluca
2020-01-01

Abstract

The mere copresence of another person synchronizes physiological signals, but no study has systematically investigated the effects of the type of emotional state and the type of relationship in eliciting dyadic physiological synchrony. In this study, we investigated the synchrony of pairs of strangers, companions, and romantic partners while watching a series of video clips designed to elicit different emotions. Maximal cross-correlation of heart rate variability (HRV) was used to quantify dyadic synchrony. The findings suggest that an existing social relationship might reduce the predisposition to conform one's autonomic responses to a friend or romantic partner during social situations that do not require direct interaction.
2020
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Bizzego, Andrea; Azhari, Atiqah; Campostrini, Nicola; Truzzi, Anna; Ng, Li Ying; Gabrieli, Giulio; Bornstein, Marc H.; Setoh, Peipei; Esposito, Gianluca
Strangers, Friends, and Lovers Show Different Physiological Synchrony in Different Emotional States / Bizzego, Andrea; Azhari, Atiqah; Campostrini, Nicola; Truzzi, Anna; Ng, Li Ying; Gabrieli, Giulio; Bornstein, Marc H.; Setoh, Peipei; Esposito, Gianluca. - In: BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-328X. - 10:1(2020), p. 11. [10.3390/bs10010011]
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