The Mimicry Among Us: Intra‑ and Inter‑Personal Mechanisms of Spontaneous Mimicry
Andrew J. Arnold , Piotr Winkielman
AbstractThis review explores spontaneous mimicry in the context of three questions. The first question concerns the role of spontaneous mimicry in processing conceptual information. The second question concerns the debate whether spontaneous mimicry is driven by simple associative processes or reflects higher-order processes such as goals, intentions, and social context. The third question addresses the implications of these debates for understanding atypical individuals and states. We review relevant literature and argue for a dynamic, context-sensitive role of spontaneous mimicry in social cognition and behavior. We highlight how the modulation of mimicry is often adaptive but also point out some cases of maladaptive modulations that impair an individuals’ engagement in social life.
|Journal series||Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, ISSN 0191-5886, e-ISSN 1573-3653, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.85|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 1.023; : 2017 = 1.595 (2) - 2017=2.045 (5)|
|Citation count*||14 (2021-03-03)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.