Our ESR11-Marijn Hafkamp published his first journal article entitled: “Freezing and freeing of degrees of freedom in joint action learning” in Frontiers in Psychology.
📌 In this study we investigated how a multi-agent system learns to acquire control in a novel joint action task. We designed a task in which agents had to coordinate their actions so as to control a ball rolling on a long, hand-held beam. We concluded that multi-agent motor learning in a novel joint action task is characterized by the initial freezing of task-relevant degrees of freedom, while individual training in a constrained setting can stimulate the freeing of these degrees during subsequent joint action performance.
You can read the full article here: Frontiers | Freezing and freeing of degrees of freedom in joint action learning (frontiersin.org)