Brain Behavior during Reasoning and Problem Solving Task: An EEG Study

Amin, Hafeezullah and Malik, Aamir Saeed and Badruddin, Nasreen and Hussain, Mohammad and Kamel , Nidal and Chooi, Weng-Tink (2014) Brain Behavior during Reasoning and Problem Solving Task: An EEG Study. In: 2014 5th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems: Technological Convergence for Sustainable Future, ICIAS 2014 - Proceedings.



The capacity of relational reasoning is to find relationships, comprehend implications, analyze novel problems and draw conclusions. This study has investigated brain behavior and dynamic neural activity during Raven's Advance Progressive Matrices (RAPM), which requires strong cognitive reasoning to select a solution, by using an electroencephalogram (EEG). The EEGs were recorded all over the scalps of eight healthy volunteers using the 128-channel Hydro-Cel Geodesic (EGI Inc.) system. Brain activation was dominant during the reasoning and problem solving process in the prefrontal lobe and parietal lobe as compared to the baseline conditions in all of the subjects, consistently. The theta band (3.5-7.5Hz) was significantly (p<0.025) higher during the reasoning process at the frontal lobe as compared to eye-closed and eye-open conditions. Results showed high frontal theta activity in problem solving, which requires substantial reasoning and thinking skills.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Academic Subject One:Biomedical Imaging
Departments / MOR / COE:Centre of Excellence > Center for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research
Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Institutes > Institute for Health Analytics
ID Code:11383
Deposited By: Dr Aamir Saeed Malik
Deposited On:28 Apr 2015 02:54
Last Modified:28 Apr 2015 02:54

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