The goal of this study is to investigate the effect of input device on brain oscillations in Alpha and Theta frequency bands, and the effect of Alpha/Theta on memory retrieval in a recall task. Prior neuroscience research suggests that memory performance is associated with synchronization in Theta band and desynchronization in Alpha band. A between-subject experiment was designed and the electroencephalography (EEG) was recorded during memory retrieval. Preliminary analysis suggests a negative relationship between the Alpha/Theta frequencies and recognition rate during memory retrieval. The effect of input device on the Alpha/Theta frequencies is not significant, but post hoc analysis suggests that the relationship between the Alpha/Theta frequencies and recognition rate differs depending on the input device used.
Mirhoseini, Seyedmohammadmahdi; Leger, Pierre-Majorique; Senecal, Sylvain; Fredette, Marc; Cameron, Ann-Frances; and Riedl, René, "Investigating the Effect of Input Device on Memory Retrieval: Evidence from Theta and Alpha Band Oscillations" (2013). SIGHCI 2013 Proceedings. 15.