Imaging the social brain: Multi-subjects EEG recordings during the "Chicken's game

L. Astolfi, F. Cincotti, D. Mattia, F. De Vico Fallani, S. Salinari, G. Vecchiato, J. Toppi, C. Wilke, A. Doud, H. Yuan, B. He, F. Babiloni

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Abstract

In this study we measured simultaneously by EEG hyperscannings the neuroelectric activity in 6 couples of subjects during the performance of the "Chicken's game", derived from game theory. The simultaneous recording of the EEG in couples of interacting subjects allows to observe and model directly the neural signature of human interactions in order to understand the cerebral processes generating and generated by social cooperation or competition. Results suggested that the one of the most consistently activated structure in this particular social interaction paradigm is the left orbitofrontal cortex. Connectivity results also showed a significant involvement of the orbitofrontal regions of both hemispheres across the observed population. Taken together, results confirms that the study of the brain activities in humans during social interactions can take benefit from the simultaneous acquisition of brain activity during such interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
Pages1734-1737
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: Aug 31 2010Sep 4 2010

Other

Other2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period8/31/109/4/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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