A preliminary study on neural basis of collaboration as mediated by the level of reasoning

Eun Kyung Jung, Jun Zhang, Soo Young Lee, Jong Hwan Lee

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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the neural correlates of collaboration and the relationship between collaboration and the reasoning level (low; zeroth-order or high; first-order) of other person. Fourteen volunteers played a collaborative matrix game with a computerized agent and predicted the agent's behavior in the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan session. From the results, the collaboration game evoked neuronal activations within both the left and right insula. Also, in the collaboration game, insula activation was greater in the higher-order reasoning condition than the low-level reasoning condition of the agent. The insula area is known to be related with sense of agency, autonomic arousal, and motivation. The collaborative game may cause participants to be motivated and deeply involved in the emotional experience, such as achieving a common goal with other person. In this context, the increased activation within insula seemed to be associated with participants' motivational and emotional states while collaborating with other person.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeural Information Processing - 20th International Conference, ICONIP 2013, Proceedings
Pages50-56
Number of pages7
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2013 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2013 Nov 32013 Nov 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8226 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2013
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period13/11/313/11/7

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Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Insula
  • Matrix game
  • Reasoning order
  • Theory of mind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Jung, E. K., Zhang, J., Lee, S. Y., & Lee, J. H. (2013). A preliminary study on neural basis of collaboration as mediated by the level of reasoning. In Neural Information Processing - 20th International Conference, ICONIP 2013, Proceedings (PART 1 ed., pp. 50-56). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8226 LNCS, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-42054-2_7