Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. 4th International ICST Conference, INTETAIN 2011, Genova, Italy, May 25-27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Social Interaction in a Cooperative Brain-Computer Interface Game

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_20,
        author={Michel Obbink and Hayrettin G\'{y}rk\o{}k and Danny Plass-Oude Bos and Gido Hakvoort and Mannes Poel and Anton Nijholt},
        title={Social Interaction in a Cooperative Brain-Computer Interface Game},
        proceedings={Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. 4th International ICST Conference, INTETAIN 2011, Genova, Italy, May 25-27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={INTETAIN},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={brain-computer interfaces social interaction games cooperation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_20}
    }
    
  • Michel Obbink
    Hayrettin Gürkök
    Danny Plass-Oude Bos
    Gido Hakvoort
    Mannes Poel
    Anton Nijholt
    Year: 2012
    Social Interaction in a Cooperative Brain-Computer Interface Game
    INTETAIN
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30214-5_20
Michel Obbink1,*, Hayrettin Gürkök1,*, Danny Plass-Oude Bos1,*, Gido Hakvoort1,*, Mannes Poel1,*, Anton Nijholt1,*
  • 1: University of Twente
*Contact email: mobbink@gmail.com, h.gurkok@utwente.nl, d.plass@cs.utwente.nl, gido.hakvoort@gmail.com, m.poel@utwente.nl, a.nijholt@utwente.nl

Abstract

Does using a BCI influence the social interaction between people when playing a cooperative game? By measuring the amount of speech, utterances, instrumental gestures and empathic gestures during a cooperative game where two participants had to reach a certain goal, and questioning participants about their own experience afterwards this study attempts to provide answers to this question. The results showed that social interaction changed when using a BCI compared to using a mouse. There was a higher amount of utterances and empathic gestures. This indicates that the participants reacted more to the higher difficulty of the BCI selection method. Participants also reported that they felt they cooperated better during the use of the mouse.