Intra- and inter-personal coordination of speech, gesture and breathing movements

Koji Hayashi*, Nobuhiro Furuyama, Hiroki Takase

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This study is meant to contribute, from a psychological viewpoint, to the development of a "symbiotic" system, an intelligent system capable of "living with" human beings. We approach this by examining how people interact gesturally with each other, with a special focus on breathing movements. Within this general framework, the present paper reports two experiments conducted to examine the dynamics underlying intra- and inter-personal coordination of speech articulation, hand gesture movements, and breathing movements. The results reveal similarities as well as differences between intra- and inter-personal coordination, and, we discuss their implications for existing theories of motor coordination, as well as for the development of human-machine symbiotic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-258
Number of pages12
JournalTransactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Breathing movements
  • Coordination
  • Dynamical Systems Approach'
  • Gesture
  • Speech

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence


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