Methods for the EEG hyperscanning. Simultaneous recordings from multiple subjects during social interaction

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

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Abstract

In this paper we show how the possibility of recording simultaneously the cerebral neuroelectric activity in different subjects (EEG hyperscanning) during the execution of different tasks can return useful information about the "internal" cerebral state of the subjects. We present the results obtained by EEG hyperscannings during ecological task (such as the execution of a card game) as well as those obtained in couples of subjects during the performance of the Prisoner's Dilemma Game. The simultaneous recordings of couples of interacting subjects allows to observe and to model directly the neural signature of human interactions in order to understand the cerebral processes generating and generated by social cooperation or competition. Results obtained in a study of different groups recorded during the card game revealed a larger activity in prefrontal and anterior cingulated cortex in different frequency bands for the player that leads the game when compared to other players. Results collected in a population of 10 subjects during the performance of the Prisoner's Dilemma suggested that the most consistently activated structure is the orbitofrontal region (roughly described by the Brodmann area 10) during the condition of competition in both the tasks. It could be speculated whether the pattern of cortical connectivity between different cortical areas in different subjects could be employed as a tool for assessing the outcome of the task in advance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 8th International Symposium on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain and Heart and the 2011 8th International Conference on Bioelectromagnetism, NFSI and ICBEM 2011
Pages5-8
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 8th International Symposium on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain and Heart and the 2011 8th International Conference on Bioelectromagnetism, NFSI and ICBEM 2011 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: May 13 2011May 16 2011

Other

Other2011 8th International Symposium on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain and Heart and the 2011 8th International Conference on Bioelectromagnetism, NFSI and ICBEM 2011
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period5/13/115/16/11

Keywords

  • EEG
  • Hyercnnectivity
  • Hyperscanning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Astolfi, L., Toppi, J., Cincotti, F., Mattia, D., Salinari, S., De Vico Fallani, F., Wilke, C., Yuan, H., He, B., & Babiloni, F. (2011). Methods for the EEG hyperscanning. Simultaneous recordings from multiple subjects during social interaction. In 2011 8th International Symposium on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain and Heart and the 2011 8th International Conference on Bioelectromagnetism, NFSI and ICBEM 2011 (pp. 5-8). [5936807] https://doi.org/10.1109/NFSI.2011.5936807