Meditation and Interpersonal Timing


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This study looked to measure whether meditation increases synchronization between two people. Subjects in the study were required to tap in time with a beat. When the beat came on, participants started to tap along with the beat on the space bar and continued to tap after the beat had gone. Results found that there was a statistically significant difference in synchrony between the two groups, however, the interaction effect was not significant. Therefore, synchrony increased in both groups, however the meditation group had slightly more of an increase in synchrony. Additionally, latency was statistically significant between the two, however was not statistically significant between the two groups. Therefore, further research is necessary to explore the interaction effect in synchrony, which may be completed with more participants.