Andreas Roepstorff is Professor in Cognition, Communication and Culture in the Department of Culture and Society & Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University. He has formal training in social anthropology and in neurobiology, and he has published widely both within these disciplines as well as in various collaborations across other fields, such as psychology, linguistics, clinical medicine, semiotics, and philosophy. He is the director of the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University and is involved in a number of transdisciplinary collaborations, focusing on aspects of human interaction. He has a long-standing research interest in cognitive aspects of contemplative practices.
Department of Culture and Society & Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark
Embodied Collaborative Dynamics
Often, we face situations where we must come up with novel solutions together. We have explored simple experiments where people build things together. It seems to require us to coordinate and to diversify, and it appears to affect hearts and minds, brains and bodies. Such collaborations unfold in ways that are sensitive to the rules of the game. These conditions appear to leave a mark on our experience both with the situation and with the outcome of the collaboration.