Brain in the loop: Assessing learning using fNIR in cognitive and motor tasks

Patricia A. Shewokis, Hasan Ayaz, Meltem Izzetoglu, Scott Bunce, Rodolphe J. Gentili, Itamar Sela, Kurtulus Izzetoglu, Banu Onaral

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Abstract

The skill acquisition process and learning assessments are dependent upon the quality and extent of practice of the tasks. Typically, learning is inferred from behavioral and cognitive results without taking into account the role of the brain in the learning loop. In this paper we discuss the neural mechanisms of learning and skill acquisition using fNIR with 3D spatial navigation tasks (e.g., MazeSuite), a center-out reaching movement task during which adaptation to new tool use was performed and mathematical problem solving tasks. Further, this research study compared and contrasted multiple analysis methods, which include general linear models of repeated measures during acquisition, retention and transfer phases of learning, learning curve analyses, the testing of fit of various learning models (i.e., power, exponential or other non-linear functions) and relationships between neural activation and behavioral measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFoundations of Augmented Cognition
Subtitle of host publicationDirecting the Future of Adaptive Systems - 6th International Conference, FAC 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Proceedings
Pages240-249
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2011
Event6th International Conference on Foundations of Augmented Cognition, FAC 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2011Jul 14 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6780 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Foundations of Augmented Cognition, FAC 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/9/117/14/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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