Frontal EEG theta changes assess the training improvements of novices in flight simulation tasks

G. Borghini, P. Arico, L. Astolfi, J. Toppi, F. Cincotti, D. Mattia, P. Cherubino, G. Vecchiato, A. G. Maglione, I. Graziani, F. Babiloni

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Abstract

The aim of the study is to analyze the variation of the EEG power spectra in theta band when a novice starts to learn a new task. In particular, the goal is to find out the differences from the beginning of the training to the session in which the performance level is good enough for considering him/her able to complete the task without any problems. While the novices were engaged in the flight simulation tasks we recorded the brain activity by using high resolution EEG techniques as well as neurophysiologic variables such as heart rate (HR) and eye blinks rate (EBR). Results show clear changes in the EEG power spectra in theta band over the frontal brain areas, either over the left, the midline and the right side, during the learning process of the task. These results are also supported by the autonomic signals of HR and EBR, by the performances' trends and by the questionnaires for the evaluation of the perceived workload level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages6619-6622
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Jul 3 2013Jul 7 2013

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/3/137/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Borghini, G., Arico, P., Astolfi, L., Toppi, J., Cincotti, F., Mattia, D., Cherubino, P., Vecchiato, G., Maglione, A. G., Graziani, I., & Babiloni, F. (2013). Frontal EEG theta changes assess the training improvements of novices in flight simulation tasks. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 6619-6622). [6611073] https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6611073