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2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Wailea, Maui, HI USA
January 07-January 10
ISBN: 978-1-4673-5933-7
Recent advances in neurophysiological methods are providing IS researchers with new research opportunities. We deployed electroencephalograms (EEG) analyses to compare learning within two organizational forms: computer-mediated and face-to-face decision teams. We collected demographic, psychometric, simultaneous parallel EEG, and performance data from 118 undergraduate students who performed the Ethical Decision Challenge© as part of a face-to-face or a computer-mediated team. Organizational learning was derived from performance data registered at three points during the experiment: (1) individually prior to group discussion, (2) collectively as a group consensus, and (3) individually following the group discussion. The results revealed a significant difference between learning ability between face-to-face and computer-mediated team members, thus supporting propositions of media richness theory. Further, a comparison of brain patterns between face-to-face team members and computer-mediated team members revealed a significant difference in neural activity. Our findings also confirm the role of the left temporal lobe in learning and performance.
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Media,Temporal lobe,Neuroscience,Educational institutions,Electroencephalography,Epilepsy,Decision Groups,Neuroscience,EEG,Learning
Seyedreza Mousavi, Pierre Balthazard, "Neurophysiologic Patterns of Learning in Decision Groups," hicss, pp.96-105, 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2013
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