From Whitacre’s Virtual Choir to Virtual Collective Empathy

The psychological phenomena underlying such amazing virtual collective action are worthy to be addressed.


These nonverbal cues helped you figure out others’ perspectives regardless of any explicit discourse that can occur between you and other people. This capacity to infer others’ intentions, desires, beliefs and many cognitive states of mind is called the theory of mind. The latter aims to anticipate (re)actions and to pull off a meaning from what appears to be a behavioral randomness in our environment. When it comes to the affect, this theory of mind becomes the AToM and will summon beyond cognitive mechanisms other psychological entity such as empathy.


Yousri Marzouki