BIOPAC provides software and hardware that allows research teams to study dyadic interactions. Here are a few notable studies using BIOPAC equipment for dyadic research focusing on ECG and EDA data.
Are Frustrated Kids Leading to Frustrated Parents?
Ask anyone and they will say there is no one definitive way to parent a child. Any parent can use a variety of strategies to ensure their children are socially and emotionally developed by the time they leave home. However, could collecting physiological data lead to a more scientific approach to parenting strategies in the future? Using a BIOPAC data acquisition system, this study focused on how parents’ bodies reacted when seeing their children frustrated with a task. Using the data, researchers were able to see which parents were more supportive and emotionally available. Read the full study: A biopsychosocial approach to emotion related parenting Physiological responses to child frustration among urban Chinese parents (Xutong Zhang, Zhuo Rachel Han, Lisa M. Gatzke-Kopp)
On the Same Page, in this World and the Virtual World
Physiological synchrony is associated with cooperative success in real-life interactions, but could you see physiological synchrony in datasets when interactions take place in a virtual setting? By analyzing the ECG and HR levels of esports players during a competition, researchers were able to test for real physiological synchrony while playing a virtual game. Read the full study: The effects of competitive and interactive play on physiological state in professional esports players (Ken Watanabe, Naoki Saijo, Sorato Minami, Makio Kashino)
Pitching a Song to Infants
Singing songs to infants is one of the best ways to capture their attention. One would assume that an infant would pay more attention to their own parents singing than if a stranger with a different pitch sang the same song. Can this be proven? By measuring EDA with a Smart Amp+Leads, researchers were able to see how infants reacted to hearing the same song sung by two different people in two distinctive styles. Would they react to their more familiar parent, or to a stranger? Read the full study: The song, not the singer: Infants prefer to listen to familiar songs, regardless of singer identity (Haley E. Kragness, Elizabeth K. Johnson, Laura K. Cirelli)
Many studies use hand dynamometry to objectively quantify exerted effort during experiments most commonly related to the study of motivation.
We’ll focus on this topic and go over everything you need to know to record dynamometry data in the MRI or in the lab. Topics include
– Calibrating for maximum voluntary contraction (MVC)
– Real-time access to the dynamometer signal by third-party applications
– How researchers have used this equipment
– Creating a visual task that gives feedback on exerted effort as well as rewards to the participant
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