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Consideration for Interpretation of Brain Activity Pattern during Car Driving Based on Human Movements

  • Shunji Shimizu
  • Hiroaki Inoue
  • Hiroyuki Nara
  • Fumikazu Miwakeichi
  • Nobuhide Hirai
  • Senichiro Kikuchi
  • Eiju Watanabe
  • Satoshi Kato
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8520)

Abstract

The purpose in this research is to contribute to developing of assistive robot and related-apparatus. Recently, there is a pressing need to develop a new system which assists and acts for car driving and wheelchair for the elderly as the population grows older. In terms of developing a new system, it is thought that it is important to examine behaviors as well as spatial recognition. Therefore, experiments have been performed for an examination of human spatial perceptions, especially right and left recognition, during car driving using NIRS. In previous research, it has been documented that there were significant differences at dorsolateral prefrontal cortex at left hemisphere during virtual driving task and actual driving. In this paper, brain activity during car driving was measured and detailed analysis was performed by segmentalizing brain activity during car driving on the basis of subjects’ motion. So, we report the relationship between brain activity and movement concerned with perception during driving in this paper.

Keywords

brain information processing during driving task spatial cognitive task determining direction NIRS 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shunji Shimizu
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Inoue
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Nara
    • 2
  • Fumikazu Miwakeichi
    • 3
  • Nobuhide Hirai
    • 4
  • Senichiro Kikuchi
    • 5
  • Eiju Watanabe
    • 5
  • Satoshi Kato
    • 5
  1. 1.Tokyo Universtiy of Science, SUWAJapan
  2. 2.Hokkaido UniversityJapan
  3. 3.The Institute of Statical MathmaticJapan
  4. 4.Tokyo Medical and Dental UniversityJapan
  5. 5.Jichi Medical UniversityJapan

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