Eleventh International School on Mind, Brain and Education

2016 September 7–13

Dynamical Coupling:
From Brain-to-Brain to Social Interaction

Directors of the School: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Directors of the Course: Uri Hasson and Thalia Wheatley

Abstract: Jonathan Schooler
Psychological and Brain Sciences. University of California, USA

Coupling and decoupling
I will lead a discussion on issues in brain-to-brain coupling theory and measurement. In this context, I will discuss my own work on the frequency and utility of decoupling for creative thought, the different forms decoupling can take (e.g. off-task vs. on-task), and open a discussion on how we might incorporate these and other dynamics into models of brain-to- brain coupling.