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Wireless Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: A Pilot Experiment on Art and Brain–Computer Interfaces

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Department of Psychology, University of Cadiz, Campus Rio San Pedro 11510, Puerto Real (Cádiz) Spain
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Engineering Superior College, University of Cadiz, Cádiz 11519, Spain
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Brain Sci. 2019, 9(4), 94; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci9040094
Received: 26 March 2019 / Revised: 18 April 2019 / Accepted: 22 April 2019 / Published: 25 April 2019
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Abstract

The present case study looked into the feasibility of using brain–computer interface (BCI) technology combined with computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) in a wireless network. We had two objectives; first, to test the wireless BCI-based configuration and the practical use of this idea we assessed workload perception in participants located several kilometers apart taking part in the same drawing task. Second, we studied the cortical activation patterns of participants performing the drawing task with and without the BCI technology. Results showed higher mental workload perception and broader cortical activation (frontal-temporal-occipital) under BCI experimental conditions. This idea shows a possible application of BCI research in the social field, where two or more users could engage in a computer networking task using BCI technology over the internet. New research avenues for CSCW are discussed and possibilities for future research are given. View Full-Text
Keywords: BCI; computer-supported cooperative work; neuropsychology; arts BCI; computer-supported cooperative work; neuropsychology; arts
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De la Torre, G.G.; Gonzalez-Torre, S.; Muñoz, C.; Garcia, M.A. Wireless Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: A Pilot Experiment on Art and Brain–Computer Interfaces. Brain Sci. 2019, 9, 94.

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