Dating case study

dating case study

How can we measure brain activity in online dating participants?

By combining these measures, the researchers were able to determine the brain activity of participants in a moment-to-moment basis, and thus tie this to the images that the participants saw. The researchers used eye tracking, EEG, and behavioral measures to gather data about online dating experiences.

Can you predict who your partner is going to be?

As Tom van Bommel, lead of the study put it: “Over the past decade there’s been quite a large amount of research about how you can predict something out of brain activity – this hasn’t been done yet with dating – with one of the most important parts of life – who your partner is going to be. So that gap was quite interesting for us”.

What are the most popular dating apps today?

Undoubtedly one of the biggest game-changers for the modern dating landscape is Tinder – simple and ubiquitous, it allows individuals to give a “yes” or a “no” to brief profiles of potential matches. Once two individuals say “yes” to each other, they become a match and can talk further.

How is neural activity recorded in an fMRI?

Functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, might be the most widely known technology for recording neural activity, but it doesn’t actually record activity of neurons – instead, the multicolour images you see of particular brain regions being lit up reflect blood flow in the brain.

What is the best technique for recording neural activity?

Electroencephalography, or EEG, is probably the second-best known technique for recording neural activity. Whereas fMRI records blood flow, a proxy of neuron activation, EEG directly records the brain’s electrical activity via electrodes placed on the scalp of the subject.

Is it possible to measure neuron activity through the skull?

However, so far no technology exists that allows detailed neuron activity to be recorded through the human skull, meaning that the measures we can take give fairly coarse information as to how our brains work.

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