A hypothesis of brain-to-brain coupling in interactive new media art and games using brain-computer interfaces

Polina Zioga, Paul Chapman, Minhua Ma, Frank Pollick

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Interactive new media art and games belong to distinctive fields, but nevertheless share common grounds, tools, methodologies, challenges, and goals, such as the use of applications and devices for engaging multiple participants and players, and more recently electroencephalography (EEG)-based brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). At the same time, an increasing number of new neuroscientific studies explore the phenomenon of brain-to-brain coupling, the dynamics and processes of the interaction and synchronisation between multiple subjects and their brain activity. In this context, we discuss interactive works of new media art, computer and serious games that involve the interaction of the brain-activity, and hypothetically brain-to-brain coupling, between multiple performer/s, spectator/s, or participants/players. We also present Enheduanna A Manifesto of Falling (2015), a new live brain-computer cinema performance, with the use of an experimental passive multi-brain BCI system under development. The aim is to explore brain-to-brain coupling between performer/s and spectator/s as means of controlling the audio-visual creative outputs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSerious Games - 1st Joint International Conference, JCSG 2015, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319191256
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event1st Joint International Conference on Serious Games - University of Huddersfield , Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jun 20154 Jun 2015
Conference number: 1
http://www.jointconference-on-seriousgames.org/ (Link to Conference Website)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Conference1st Joint International Conference on Serious Games
Abbreviated titleJCSG 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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