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
Subtitle of host publicationEmpowering 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

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2016 8th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering: Empowering Technology for Better Future, ICITEE 2016

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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