Tying activity theory to brain function: theoretical foundations for reality-based brain-computer interaction
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Recent developments within human-computer interaction and cognitive neuroscience point to the need for interaction theory with a solid basis in theories of brain function, and present the opportunity to develop such foundations. The rising popularity of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) in particular calls out for such theoretical grounding. Activity theory has proved itself capable of supporting human-computer interaction (HCI) research and development over the last decades. Relating activity theory to modern theories of brain function emerges as a desirable goal. The inherent importance of complex realistic contexts in activity theory supports the development of applications combining BCIs with realistic interaction environments. The developmental focus of activity theory is also valuable when constructing applications for training or rehabilitation. In this paper we show how activity theory can be related to modern frameworks for brain function such as grounded cognition and the free-energy principle.
activity theory, brain-computer interfaces, reality-based brain-computer interaction, brain function, grounded cognition, the free-energy principle
Computer Science Human Computer Interaction
Research subject Computing Science; människa-datorinteraktion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-44901OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-44901DiVA: diva2:423020