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Social interaction in a cooperative brain-computer interface game

Obbink, Michel (2011) Social interaction in a cooperative brain-computer interface game.

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Abstract:Does using a brain-computer interface (BCI) in uence the social interaction between people when playing a cooperative game? By measuring the amount of speech, utterances, instrumental gestures and empathic gestures during a cooperative game where two participants had to reach a common goal, and questioning participants about their own experience afterwards this study attempts to provide answers to this question. Three selection methods are compared; point and click, BCI and timed selection which is a selection method similar in difficulty as BCI selection. The results show that social interaction changed when using a BCI compared to using point and click, there was a higher amount of utterances and empathic gestures. This indicates that the participants automatically reacted more to the higher difficultly of the BCI selection method. Participants also reported that they felt they cooperated better during the use of the point and click.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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