An Exploratory Analysis of the Neural Correlates of Human-Robot Interactions With Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy

buir.contributor.authorÜrgen, Burcu Ayşen
buir.contributor.orcidÜrgen, Burcu Ayşen|0000-0001-9664-0309
dc.citation.epage12en_US
dc.citation.spage1en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber16en_US
dc.contributor.authorYorgancigil, Emre
dc.contributor.authorYildirim, Funda
dc.contributor.authorÜrgen, Burcu Ayşen
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-02T08:32:25Z
dc.date.available2023-03-02T08:32:25Z
dc.date.issued2022-07-18
dc.departmentAysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center (BAM)en_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.departmentNational Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM)en_US
dc.description.abstractFunctional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) has been gaining increasing interest as a practical mobile functional brain imaging technology for understanding the neural correlates of social cognition and emotional processing in the human prefrontal cortex (PFC). Considering the cognitive complexity of human-robot interactions, the aim of this study was to explore the neural correlates of emotional processing of congruent and incongruent pairs of human and robot audio-visual stimuli in the human PFC with fNIRS methodology. Hemodynamic responses from the PFC region of 29 subjects were recorded with fNIRS during an experimental paradigm which consisted of auditory and visual presentation of human and robot stimuli. Distinct neural responses to human and robot stimuli were detected at the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) regions. Presentation of robot voice elicited significantly less hemodynamic response than presentation of human voice in a left OFC channel. Meanwhile, processing of human faces elicited significantly higher hemodynamic activity when compared to processing of robot faces in two left DLPFC channels and a left OFC channel. Significant correlation between the hemodynamic and behavioral responses for the face-voice mismatch effect was found in the left OFC. Our results highlight the potential of fNIRS for unraveling the neural processing of human and robot audio-visual stimuli, which might enable optimization of social robot designs and contribute to elucidation of the neural processing of human and robot stimuli in the PFC in naturalistic conditions. Copyright © 2022 Yorgancigil, Yildirim, Urgen and Erdogan.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fnhum.2022.883905en_US
dc.identifier.issn16625161
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/112012
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Media S.A.en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2022.883905en_US
dc.source.titleFrontiers in Human Neuroscienceen_US
dc.subjectFace-Voice Matchingen_US
dc.subjectFunctional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)en_US
dc.subjectHemodynamicen_US
dc.subjectHuman-Robot Interactionen_US
dc.subjectPrefrontal Cortexen_US
dc.titleAn Exploratory Analysis of the Neural Correlates of Human-Robot Interactions With Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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