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Inter-brain synchronization during monastic debate

Dansen, E.J. (2016) Inter-brain synchronization during monastic debate. Bachelor's Thesis, Artificial Intelligence.

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Debate is an essential component of Tibetan scholastic training. This practice is notable in that it has a specific physical form, and the debate is focused on finding contradictions rather than convincing the opponent of your position. Our study examines how inter-brain synchronization, which is thought to reflect social connectedness, varies as a function of two features in the debate. First we analyzed the synchronization between debaters to find neural evidence of joint attention during periods subjectively marked as "agreement" versus periods marked as "disagreement". The second analysis was if a change in the synchronization took place on the moment a debater clapped his hands. The results of both analyses indicated a change in inter-brain synchronization located at the temporoparietal cortex. The results were not significant after correction for multiple comparisons on 32 locations on the scalp.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Artificial Intelligence
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:23
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:23

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