Psychophysiology as a Tool for HCI Research: Promises and Pitfalls

  • Byungho Park
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5610)


Psychophysiology, an area of psychology that measures individual’s physiological responses to refer to one’s psychological state, can provide a set of useful measures HCI researchers can take advantage of. However, there are limitations to the method itself and room for misinterpretation. This paper introduces psychophysiology, and also shows how research methods psychophysiology offer can be used for HCI research, advantages and disadvantages of using research tools from psychophysiology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Byungho Park
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Information and Media ManagementKorea Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST)SeoulKorea

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