Interpersonal EEG synchrony while listening to a story recorded using consumer-grade EEG devices

Nattapong Thammasan*, Anne-Marie Brouwer, Mannes Poel, Jan van Erp

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Interpersonal EEG synchrony derived from the hyperscanning technique has the potential to reveal brain mechanisms beyond the border of traditional analysis within an individual subject. However, the inter-brain connectivity has not been fully investigated using wearable consumer-grade EEG devices which can enable a variety of application in a real-world scenario. In this study, we investigate interpersonal synchrony by capturing EEG signals using wearable EEG devices, from multiple participants (N = 6, 7, 15) who simultaneously listened to a novel being read to them. The results show that similar power-spectral patterns from neural responses evoked by perceiving the same auditory stimuli exhibit the synchrony, which is likely to have a transient characteristic rather than being stationary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems and Neuroscience
Subtitle of host publicationNeuroIS Retreat 2019
EditorsFred D. Davis, René Riedl, Jan vom Brocke, Pierre-Majorique Léger, Adriane Randolph, Thomas Fischer
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-28144-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-28143-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
EventInternational Conference on Information Systems and Neuroscience, NeuroIS Retreat 2019 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 4 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
ISSN (Print)2195-4968
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4976


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems and Neuroscience, NeuroIS Retreat 2019
Abbreviated titleNeuroIS Retreat 2019


  • Electroencephalogram
  • Hyperscanning
  • Inter-brain synchrony

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