Social neuroscience of natural communication

Gestures generally are part of complex social situations. To investigate the neurocognitive underpinnings of natural communication, functional imaging (fMRI) experiment was conducted with a movie sequence (Lola Rennt, X Filme Creative Pool) as a semi-naturalistic stimulus. To enable a theory-driven association of specific movie events such as head movements or manual gestures with brain activity (functional imaging, fMRI), we developed a content coding system by integrating semiotic (C. S. Peirce) and film analytic concepts. The results demonstrate feasibility and distinct neural correlates of cinematography-related contents and conventional interactions.

Publikationen

  • Wolf, Dhana; Klasen, Martin; Haeck, Annina; Bhavsar, Saurabh; Rekittke, Linn-Marlen; Mittelberg, Irene; Mathiak, Klaus (2014): Analysis of film stimuli for fMRI benefits from coding of individual content components. Jahreskongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Biologische Psychiatrie, Aachen, 26.-27. September 2014.
  • Wolf, Dhana; Klasen, Martin; Haeck, Annina; Bhavsar, Saurabh; Rekittke, Linn-Marlen; Mittelberg, Irene; Mathiak, Klaus (2014): Content coding disentangles individual components of complex social stimuli for fMRI data analysis. Human Brain Mapping Conference, Hamburg, 8.-12. June 2014.