Interaction synchrony

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In terms, interaction synchrony (LH:1) refers to []


In 1994, John Gottman, introduced the concept of interaction synchrony, after studying and analyzing the film recordings, as a slowed down rate, of 1/45th of a second frame rage, of hundreds of couples interacting.


The following are quotes:

“At the sub-microsecond speed, exchanges are mediated by photons. The rate at which human molecules absorb, process, and emit field particles, or emotional current, is 15-cycles per second. Therefore, if any 10-second video segment or interaction between two people in conversation is analyzed by slowing the video down to micro-frames of 1/45th of a second, one will see, by watching the slowed-down version, frame by frame, what is called ‘interaction synchrony’, in which the conversation takes on a rhythmical structure. One will see, for instance, each person, within the space of one, two, or three 1/45th-of-a-second frames, move a shoulder or cheek or an eyebrow or a hand, sustain that movement, stop it, change direction, and start again. In other words, the timing of the stops and starts of each person’s micromovements, i.e. the jumps and shifts of body and face, with respect to his or her bonded companion’s response, are found to be in perfect harmony, having a frequency of 15-cycles per second.”
Libb Thims (2007), Human Chemistry, Volume One (pg. 181) [1]

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  1. (a) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry, Volume One (eB) (pdf). LuLu.
    (b) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry, Volume Two (eB) (pdf). LuLu.
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