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Social affordances in context: What is it that we are bodily responsive to?

  • Erik Rietveld (a1) (a2) (a3), Sanneke de Haan (a3) and Damiaan Denys (a3) (a4)


We propose to understand social affordances in the broader context of responsiveness to a field of relevant affordances in general. This perspective clarifies our everyday ability to unreflectively switch between social and other affordances. Moreover, based on our experience with Deep Brain Stimulation for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients, we suggest that psychiatric disorders may affect skilled intentionality, including responsiveness to social affordances.



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