By Chunming Lu
September 22-23, 2017
In order to facilitate research on cortical activity in the social context and to promote academic communication and close cooperation among domestic peers, the School of Psychology and Cognitive Science at East China Normal University (Shanghai, China) hosted a symposium, Social Brain, Interactive Brain, Healthy Brain, September 22-23, 2017. Invited experts in this field were from both home and abroad, with the goal of highlighting recent research, including topics such as inter-brain cognition, neuromarketing, educational interaction, and disease diagnosis.
In recent years, more and more researchers have become interested in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying individual and group social behaviors. This research is of great scientific and practical significance in fields such as education and clinical diagnosis. Among this work, various imaging methods have been employed. Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is one of the methods that has great potential. In the past few years, more and more researchers have begun applying fNIR-based hyperscanning to study social interactions. These include researchers from Beijing Normal University, East China Normal University, and Zhejiang University. Such applications have opened new avenues both for the development of fNIRS method and the study of naturalistic social interactions.
We hope this Seminar inspired our peers, as well as facilitated understanding of the nature of high level cognitive activities in the interactive context. For more details, please visit the website: http://psy.ecnu.edu.cn/cn/75/75/2678/show.aspx