- Eric Laufer
- Anchorage, AK
- United States
Why can humans, without any prior planning, naturally synch in rhythm and music but if you tell a group to all move together, they can't?
As demonstrated by Steven Strogatz on Sync, a group can all clap together and as demonstrated by Bobby McFerrin (as seen here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk) a group can all harmonize, or sync, together naturally without prior planning. I'm confused as to why us humans can sync throughout rhythm and music but if you take a bigger action such as movement they would all follow one person, unlike the birds and fish in the Strogatz's video who move in separate directions but still as one.