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Intercorporeality Resonating Between People

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The theme of this chapter is intercorporeality. In phenomenology, the transmission of pleasant or unpleasant affects between one’s own body and another’s is referred to as intercorporeal affective transmission, signifying what occurs between bodies. The characteristic that arises within such bodily interactions is termed intercorporeality. The alignment of pleasant or unpleasant affects constantly exchanged between mother and child is also known as exchange of affect, enabling the foundation of affective communication that underpins human relationships. Infants who become aware of their kinesthetic sensation through imitating babbling with their mothers often show great interest in the connection between their kinesthetic sensation and auditory sensation, as they attentively observe their moving hands and realize, Move like this, see like this. This linkage occurs naturally and unconsciously, established through passive synthesis driven by passive intentionality related to the sense and value of movement and vision. This connection is termed association, which not only unites kinesthetic and visual sensation but also interconnects all sensation in a network-like manner, forming a horizon with breadth and depth, associating as a horizon of sense and value.

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    This is an example raised by Stern; see Stern (2000).

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  • Stern, D. N. (2000). The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology. Basic Books

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Tsuyuki, E., Yamaguchi, I. (2024). Intercorporeality Resonating Between People. In: Phenomenology in a Co-creative Workplace. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-97-2192-4_7

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