An article earlier this year in Atlantic Magazine underlines how, as humans, we are generally natty communicators. This is evident in the way that people naturally take turns when they communicate with each other and the gap between speakers is so remarkably small. In most conversations each speaker talks for an average of just 2 seconds and the gap is only 200 milliseconds. Remarkably, this pattern varies very little across cultures – with pauses being longest for Danish speakers and shortest for those speaking Japanese.
So how is it that … Continue reading