Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Cathal Gurrin
Yang Yang
Miriam Kennedy
Graham Healy
Lorraine Boran
Alan F. Smeaton
Michael Keane

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
energy consumption eeg decision making energy use brain computer enterface domestic energy brain function human

Neural and cognitive correlates of human decision-making in domestic energy usage (2014)

Abstract Decision-making is a central component of every facet of human life, and is generally understood to be either conscious (deliberate) or automatic (non-deliberate). There has been little research to date on decision-making in the context of domestic energy consumption. Our study elucidated the human processes related to decisions around domestic energy use. In particular, the study investigated the neural and cognitive triggers of decision-making which differentiate between optimal and non-optimal energy consumers. Using EEG (electroencephalography) to assess brain function, we investigated brain activity associated with decisions around energy consumption and in this paper we report results from a study of 30 participants for whom we recorded their neural activity as they made decisions. As well as this, behavioural data related to cognitive processes involved were recorded. By examining this data, we aim to clarify some of the reasons why people make certain decisions about domestic energy consumption.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Cathal Gurrin, Yang Yang, Miriam Kennedy, Graham Healy, Lorraine Boran, Alan F. Smeaton, Michael Keane

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