Virtual Reality Approach in Social Relations


Virtual Reality Approach in Social Relations

Credits: Alexandra Georgios

People perform behaviors or facial expressions or words of other people when they perform social relationships. Understanding this unwanted appeal was using the advanced technology to be the subject of INTERHYTHM project.


Attitude of individuals in social relationships Imitation of posters and gestures is known as behavioral misimitation. It is widely considered to be the most trusted and trusted, but the nervous mechanisms that are not known are not known.

Study of Social Relations

Marie Schradska-Individual Scholarship grant INTERHYTHM was created to address how the effects of mimic effects are influenced by motion factors that create "interpersonal interaction" with both the time and the behavior as the behavioral and nervous levels. The project was used for virtual reality (VR), motion tracking and functional infrared spectroscopic FNIRS to study participants reacted to being mimicked. .

"We wanted to explore the unique opportunities for people to navigate our social world," explained Professor Antonina Hamilton, coordinator of the project, recently preventing the methodological restrictions in social relations from interpersonal coordination.

However, in the light of new technological achievements, INTERHYTHM's fellow physician Alexandra Georgescu decided to study this phenomenon using behavioral and neuromerational methods: VR, motion tracking and fNIRS. "VR can perform simulating naturalistic and complex real scenarios, but systematic manipulation and strict experimental control offer", – explains Dr. George. "In addition, using the tracking of the competitive motion, we can concentrate incentive and interactive elements in the VR scenario."

Innovative FNIRS methodology

The paradigms of neuroimaging are quite limited in how the participants are engaged in social stimulation and the participants are limited in the movements that can prevent the artifacts in the nerve data record. However, FNIRS is a neuromergy technique that is less susceptible to other methods of motion patterns. It uses infrared light brain monitoring to monitor the changes in hemoglobin concentrations. This ensures the assessment of oxygenation and hemodynamic changes associated with brain activity. Technology is portable and light that provides a pleasant opportunity for monitoring a wide range of cognitive tasks such as social interaction.

The project, which was designed to present the current neuromigeir data that mirrors the mirror neuron systems, the brain regions of the other self-governing processes and award-winning systems. The results of two FNIRS experiments show that in the process of systemic manipulation of factors the other parallel lobby of the region is involved in other differentiation of the region. The paradigm can be used in the future of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to investigate these processes, which is a neurological development that causes social and communication skills.

In addition to the study of social interaction, INTERHYTHM will contribute to the development of a better scientific theory on how we understand and respond to other people.

Professor Hamilton takes this "benefit to many areas, including children who are struggling with social relationships and deepening their teachings." The duration of the project, which is the information generated within the project, will create better social robots in the interaction with people.


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