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Analyzing brain activity in understanding cultural and language interaction for depression and anxiety

Kazi Shahzabeen, Rahnuma and Abdul Rahman, Abdul Wahab and Abd. Majid, Hariyati Shahrima and Björn, Crüts (2011) Analyzing brain activity in understanding cultural and language interaction for depression and anxiety. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 27. pp. 299-305. ISSN 1877-0428

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Abstract

Human brain has always been considered as a black box and is the source of all emotions. Analyzing cultural and language role through human emotion by looking at the brain activity can thus help us understand depression and stress better. This paper focuses on understanding and analyzing undergraduate students’ emotions with different background and culture after completing their semester final examination. Brain wave signals were captured using EEG device and analyzed through proposing an affective computation model. EEG signal was collected from 8 healthy subjects from different states of Malaysia with different dialects where each subject was emotionally induced with audio and video emotion stimuli using the International Affective Pictures and System (IAPS). Features were extracted from the captured EEG signals using Kernel Density Estimation (KDE), which was then categorized into four basic emotions of happy, calm, sad and fear using the Multi-layer Perceptron (MLP). Results of the study show potential of using such analysis in understanding stress, anxiety and depression.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6145/21775
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kernel Density Estimation (KDE); Multi-layer Perceptron (MLP); electroencephalogram (EEG); basic emotions; brain activity.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF180 Experimental psychology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology

Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science

Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Nur' Aini Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 09:24
Last Modified: 13 May 2012 22:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/21775

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