Our new study is the world’s
first study that investigates how brain activity, as well as systemic
physiology, synchronize/couple in interacting individuals.
changes in brain activity during social interaction has become an important research
topic in neuroscience. In the last decade, many studies involving different
brain imaging devices and paradigms have been performed to this end.
Hyperscanning is a
neuroimaging technique by which the brain activity of two or more people can be
measured simultaneously while they interact with each other.
Our study aims to
advance the traditional hyperscanning approach by measuring and analysing the
coupling of brain and body activity of interacting subjects under different
conditions (blocking of specific sensory communication channels).
- Scholkmann et al. (2013). A new methodical approach in neuroscience: assessing inter-personal brain coupling using functional near-infrared imaging (fNIRI) hyperscanning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 813.