The more quickly people respond to each other during a conversation, the more likely they are to feel in sync
28 January 2022
The connection we feel to others when we have a good conversation isn’t based solely on the content of the chat. Research shows that the faster people respond to one another during a conversation, the more likely they are to feel in sync.
Conversations involve turn-taking, with back-and-forth replies happening within a mere quarter of a second on average.
This response speed is key for feeling social connection, according to experiments by Emma Templeton at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire …