The Neuroscience of Collaboration 

The science of synchrony is clear. Our brains and bodies possess an incredible ability to attune to each other – cognitively, emotionally, and physically. Research shows that when teams, couples, or even gamers in remote locations successfully sync up, their performance, cooperation, and emotional bonds strengthen and soar.

What is Synchrony?

An essential element in high performing and durable teams, synchrony refers to the harmonization of neurological, emotional, and physiological patterns among individuals. This intentional alignment leads to enhanced feelings of connection, empathy, support, improved cooperation, and most markedly – engagement, openness and ability to learn, cognitive processing speed, and team performance. 

Understanding Synchrony

High-performing teams have chemistry – the unique dynamic between its members that support and enhance connetion, engagement, and performance. This chemistry is often hailed as the secret sauce of team success. Advances in neuroscience make it possible to identify, understand, and align the synchronized biological – neurobiological, physiological, and behavioral – elements in and among team members.

Types of Interpersonal Synchrony



Synchrony of mental connection

This involves the syncing up of bodily functions like heart rate, breathing, or brain waves. Studies have shown that when people are in close proximity or engaged in meaningful interactions, their brains start to synchronize each other’s rhythms without conscious effort. This involves the syncing up of brainwaves, mental states, and cognition.



Synchrony of physiological biomarkers

Have you ever experienced or noticed how a team plays as if coreographed, or dancers move in perfect harmony?

That’s behavioral synchrony! When individuals coordinate their actions towards a common goal, they enhance performance and a reinforce a sense of unity and purpose.



Synchrony of actions, execution, and emotions

It’s the unspoken connection between people in their gestures, speech patterns, or emotional responses. Think about how close couples synchronize their heartbeats or how people naturally fall into rhythm during conversations. That’s interpersonal synchrony fostering empathy and rapport.

Why Synchrony Matters

Synchrony is crucial for team performance, enhancing cooperation, empathy, and engagement. It facilitates a deeper understanding of each other’s actions and intentions, leading to improved communication and collaboration. This alignment drives a more cohesive team dynamic, fostering an environment where individuals work together more effectively towards common goals. Synchrony serves as a foundational element for building high-performing, harmonious, and durable teams.

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Syneurgy is designed not to show individual employee data unless individual team members opt-in.  This is to ensure data privacy and protect employees. The platform only shows aggregated data based on teams of 5 or more members.

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How long does it take for the metrics to appear on my dashboard? Does Syneurgy provide historical data?

After onboarding, and uploading your first meeting to the platform, and all tokens are assigned, we start processing data and, after a few hours, you will receive an email notifying you of summary data, and that your Dashboard will start displaying metrics. Syneurgy displays historical data of the last 30 to 90 days.

Which languages does Syneurgy's AI understand?

For the moment, our Neural Networks are trained in English. However, we are in the process of adding several languages to our system.

How accurate are Syneurgy's metrics?

The accuracy of the generated data is around 95%. We use state of the art models and are able to reach a high percentage of accuracy. Learn more about the AI process on our website.

Is there a minimum and maximum number of team members?

The minimum is 2 people per team, and the maximum should not exceed 12 team members.  Research shows that teams should not have more than 7 members for optimal performance.

How often is the system updated? When is new data made available?

Our system is updated every 24h, showing the data generated from the latest upload. On your dashboard you will have access to all previously uploaded meeting, as well as the aggregated data of your team, or if you are an executive, your company’s data. 


Common concepts



The state of being in agreement or coherence with others, often in terms of goals, values, or actions. For example, team members who are aligned share a common vision and work towards the same objectives.


Behavioral Metrics

Measures of observable behaviors, actions, or movements that can provide insights into interpersonal dynamics or team processes. For example, the coordination of body language or gestures among team members may indicate behavioral synchrony.

Behavioral Synchrony

The temporal coordination of movements and actions between individuals. For example, when teammates synchronize their steps while walking together or coordinate their hand gestures during a presentation.

Behavior Design (Field of Study by BJ Fogg)

A field that explores how to design products, services, or environments to influence human behavior in a desired direction. For example, a team may apply behavior design principles to create interventions that promote interpersonal synchrony or collaborative behaviors.


Observable actions, reactions, or conduct exhibited by individuals or groups in response to internal or external stimuli. For example, team behaviors may include active listening, idea sharing, conflict resolution, or task coordination.


Cognitive Synchrony

The alignment of thought processes, attention, and mental representations between individuals. For example, when team members share a common understanding of a problem or task and can anticipate each other’s needs and actions.

Collective Performance

The combined output or achievement of a group or team working together on a shared task or goal. For example, a team’s collective performance on a project can be enhanced by high levels of interpersonal synchrony and coordination among its members.

Convergent Thinking

The process of identifying a single, well-established solution to a problem by combining information from various sources. For example, a team engaged in convergent thinking may synthesize different ideas to arrive at a consensus solution.


Divergent Thinking

The process of generating multiple, diverse ideas or solutions by exploring different possibilities and perspectives. For example, a team engaged in divergent thinking may brainstorm a wide range of creative ideas before converging on a solution.



The degree of involvement, attention, and emotional connection individuals have with each other or a shared task. For example, highly engaged team members are fully present, focused, and invested in the collaborative process.


Global Team Synchrony

The overall alignment and coordination of behaviors, emotions, cognitive processes, and physiological states among all members of a team or group. For example, a globally synchronized team exhibits tight coupling of verbal and nonverbal cues, shared understanding, and cohesive collective action.



Recurring patterns of behavior or tendencies that are acquired through repetition and become automatic or unconscious responses in certain situations. For example, a team may develop habits around communication styles, decision-making processes, or collaborative routines.



Influence is having a vision or desired outcome, and then motivating or inspiring people to work together towards that vision, without using force or coercion. It is a personal and unofficial power derived from others’ deference to one’s character, ability or position. Influence grows out of well-nurtured relationships built on trust, credibility and adding value over time. For example, a leader who has established trust and credibility with their team can use their influence to inspire and motivate the team to work towards a shared vision or goal, without having to force or coerce them.

Interactional Synchrony

The mutual coordination and responsiveness between individuals during social interaction, involving the synchronization of behaviors, emotions, and physiological processes. For example, when a team leader and members engage in a synchronized back-and-forth exchange, with their verbal and nonverbal cues aligning and responding to each other.

Interpersonal Entrainment

The process by which individuals unconsciously synchronize their behaviors, emotions, or physiological processes with those of others. For example, when team members naturally align their posture, facial expressions, or breathing patterns with their teammates during a meeting.

Interpersonal Synchrony

The coordination or matching of behaviors, emotions, or physiological processes between individuals during social interaction. For example, when team members unconsciously mirror each other’s body language or speech patterns.



The unconscious imitation or mirroring of another person’s behaviors, expressions, or mannerisms. For example, when a team member subtly mimics the hand gestures or facial expressions of another member during a discussion.


Neurobiological Metrics

Measures of brain activity or neural processes that can reveal insights into cognitive processes, social interactions, or interpersonal dynamics. For example, inter-brain synchrony among team members may indicate shared attention or understanding.


Optimal Synchrony

The ideal level of interpersonal synchrony that facilitates effective collaboration, coordination, and collective performance within a team or group. For example, a team may strive to achieve optimal synchrony by fostering synchronization during execution phases and desynchronization during ideation phases.



Persuasion is the act of presenting a case or argument in such a way as to sway opinions, make people believe certain information, or motivate a decision or action. It is more of an “in the moment” skill using techniques like framing, fairness, timing etc. to get things done without necessarily having established trust beforehand. For example, using persuasive language, logic or emotional appeals to convince someone to buy a product or agree with a particular viewpoint, even if they don’t fully trust the persuader.

Physiological Synchrony

The coupling or alignment of autonomic physiological processes, such as heart rate, respiration, or brain activity, between individuals. For example, when teammates experience similar increases in heart rate during a stressful situation or their brain activity patterns become synchronized during a collaborative task.

Psycho-physiological Metrics

Measures of physiological processes, such as heart rate, respiration, or brain activity, that can provide insights into psychological states or interpersonal dynamics. For example, synchronization of heart rates among team members may indicate high engagement or emotional alignment.

Psychological Safety

A shared belief that the team environment is safe for interpersonal risk-taking, expressing oneself without fear of negative consequences. For example, teams with high psychological safety encourage members to voice concerns, admit mistakes, and offer innovative ideas.



A close and harmonious relationship characterized by mutual understanding, trust, and synchrony between individuals. For example, when team members have developed a strong rapport, they can anticipate each other’s needs and work together seamlessly.



The overall emotional tone or attitude expressed by individuals or a group. For example, a positive team sentiment can foster enthusiasm, optimism, and a supportive atmosphere.

Social Cohesion

The degree of unity, closeness, and solidarity within a group or team, often facilitated by interpersonal synchrony. For example, teams with high social cohesion exhibit greater coordination, cooperation, and collective performance.



The firm belief in the reliability, integrity, and ability of others. For example, trust among team members fosters open communication, vulnerability, and a willingness to depend on one another.

Types of Communication

Emotional: Communication centered on expressing or evoking emotions, feelings, or personal experiences. For example, sharing stories, offering empathy, or building emotional connections.

Practical: Communication focused on exchanging factual information, instructions, or task-related details. For example, providing directions, sharing data, or coordinating logistics.

Social: Communication aimed at fostering interpersonal relationships, rapport, and social bonds within a group. For example, casual conversations, jokes, or discussions about personal interests.

Types of Meetings:

Brainstorming: Meetings specifically designed to encourage free-flowing generation of ideas without criticism or judgment. For example, sessions to ideate new product concepts or solutions.

Creative: Meetings focused on generating new ideas, exploring possibilities, and fostering innovation. For example, brainstorming sessions or ideation workshops.

Decision Making: Meetings aimed at analyzing information, evaluating options, and making choices or reaching conclusions. For example, strategy meetings or project review sessions.

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