‘Recent technical advances now allow us to test two (or more) participants simultaneously – using so-called “hyperscanning” – during naturally unfolding social interactions. These new developments are particularly important for the social neuroscience of human attachment. After all, attachment is an interpersonal process from the very beginning. What is even more exciting is that by employing “hyperscanning”, we can investigate how the interacting individuals get “in sync” with one another. In other words, we can see how their bodies and brains engage in a mutual “social dance”.‘
A blog post with the title “Securely Connected – How Mums and Dads Get “In Sync” With Their Kids” by Dr Pascal Vrticka was published by Cattanach, a private charitable funder for early years work in Scotland, on 20 May 2021. It can be accessed here.
Another blog post for Cattanach with the title “What is Attachment? A Social Neuroscience Perspective” is furthermore available here.