Action, Cognition, Synchrony & Music
Welcome to the Communication Dynamics lab at University of Illinois at Chicago
My research concerns both the coordination processes that underlie human communication and the development of methods to assess coordination. In particular, I am interested in how people respond to the sound of another’s actions and synchronize with their movements. I take an complex systems approach, drawing on theories dynamical systems, non-linear approaches to motor control and dynamical approaches to cognitive theory; I employ a range of statistical tools (mixed effects models, circular statistics, dyadic analysis, longitudinal and time-series methods, bootstrapping); and I draw from several areas of applied mathematics (signal processing, fractals, non-linear dynamical systems, and surrogate methods). Please contact me for more information at ADemos@uic.edu for more information as I setup my Lab at UIC.