Visualization of happiness elicited taking a food using near infra-red spectroscopy

Maoka Endo, Suguru Kanoga, Yasue Mitsukura

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Abstract

The purpose in this study is visualizing brain functional activities during taking a favorite food using Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS). Many appointments and systems that aim to provide happiness for improving quality of life in the users have been constructed. The creations must integrate a common and plausible happiness indicator into their module; however, almost all of them do not have the indicator because constructing a common happiness indicator is very difficult. To solve this issue, we visualize happiness with hemal indices that would reflect well-known relation between happiness and brain functional activities. Before this study, we employed questionnaire to define the meaning of happiness. Thus, we measured hemal indices during taking a favorite (sweet/salty) food; people feel happiness in the state, and resting state by using NIRS. In the analysis part, first-order auto-regression and t-Test are employed for modeling of hemodynamic changing and visualizing brain functional activities. As a result, 11 and 15 points on the occipital region show significant differences when the subjects take a sweet or salty food. The results would contribute to construct plausible happiness indicator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 8th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering: Empowering Technology for Better Future, ICITEE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509041398
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 23
Event8th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ICITEE 2016 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 2016 Oct 52016 Oct 6

Other

Other8th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ICITEE 2016
CountryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period16/10/516/10/6

Keywords

  • brain functional activity
  • happiness
  • near infra-red spectroscopy
  • taking a food

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Endo, M., Kanoga, S., & Mitsukura, Y. (2017). Visualization of happiness elicited taking a food using near infra-red spectroscopy. In Proceedings of 2016 8th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering: Empowering Technology for Better Future, ICITEE 2016 [7863291] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICITEED.2016.7863291