Amygdala activation is associated with sense of presence during viewing 3D-surround cinematography

Akitoshi Ogawa, Cecile Bordier, Emiliano Macaluso

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Abstract

Cinematographic stimuli have been previously used to probe functional mapping of naturalistic stimuli, leaving whether such stimuli are also associated with a subjective increase of the sense of presence (SoP). In this functional magnetic resonance imaging, we investigated whether the SoP evaluation of 3D-surround cinematographic stimuli was associated with any change of activity within emotion-related areas, in particular the amygdala. The subjects evaluated several scenes of a commercial 3D movie presented in four different conditions: 3D vision with surround sounds (3D-Surround), 2D-Surround, 3D-Mono, and 2D-Mono. The behavioral results showed that the stereoscopic viewing, but not surround sound, increased SoP scores. The wholebrain imaging results showed that the middle occipital gyrus was involved in evaluating the SoP. The planned anatomical ROI analysis showed that also activity in the right amygdala increased with increasing SoP scores. The results suggest that 3D vision enhances the SoP and this is associated with activation of both visual cortex and emotion-related brain region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages153-160
Number of pages8
Volume8226 LNCS
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2013 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 7 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8226 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period11/3/1311/7/13

Keywords

  • Functional mRI
  • Sense of presence
  • Stereoscopy
  • Surround sounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Ogawa, A., Bordier, C., & Macaluso, E. (2013). Amygdala activation is associated with sense of presence during viewing 3D-surround cinematography. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 1 ed., Vol. 8226 LNCS, pp. 153-160). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8226 LNCS, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-42054-2_20