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 di�culty 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 di�cultly 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)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/61043
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