Right Temporal Oscillations of Infants in Relation to Contingent Learning

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherIEEE
Pages3273-3276
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1990-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Title42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2020)
LocationEMBS Virtual Academy
PlaceCanada
CityMontréal
Period20 - 24 July 2020

Abstract

Contingent learning is an agent for infants to explore the environment, which enhances the maturation of different developmental domains. This paper presents one of the first to investigate neural activities related to contingent learning of infants by analyzing their motor response that could elicit an audio-visual feedback. Three different kinds of motor response of infants were investigated, including unilateral kicks, synchronized kicks, and alternate kicks. Electroencephalographic (EEG) signals of infants were recorded before the motor experiments. Higher theta band power and lower upper beta power at the right temporal lobe of infants predicted a higher ratio of total unilateral kicks and a lower ratio of synchronized kicks at the later acquisition stage of the experiment. As contingent learning could be reflected by specific motor response in relation to the audio-visual stimuli, the results suggested that right temporal oscillations could predict different levels of contingent learning of infants. Clinical relevance: Identifying brain activities that contribute to contingent learning in infants e.g. toy-play with visual and auditory feedback may screen infants with potential delayed motor development. Importantly, clinical practitioners will be able to design or evaluate the efficacy of intervention through assessing both the neurophysiological and behaviors parameters.

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Right Temporal Oscillations of Infants in Relation to Contingent Learning. / Guo, Xiaoyu; Zhang, Janet; Cheung, Roy T. H.; Chan, Rosa H. M.; Chen, Chao-Ying.

42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Enabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020. IEEE, 2020. p. 3273-3276 9175424 (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS; Vol. 2020-July).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review