Volume 2, Issue 4, October 2014, Pages 259 - 268
Brain Activity Measurement during Program Comprehension with NIRS
Yoshiharu Ikutani, Hidetake Uwano
Available Online 31 October 2014.
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- Program comprehension, Brain activity measurement, NIRS, Frontal pole
- Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been used as a low cost, noninvasive method to measure brain activity. In this paper, we experiment to measure the effects of variables and controls in a source code to brain activity during program comprehension. The measurement results are evaluated after noise reduction and normalization to statistical analysis. As the result of the experiment, significant differences in brain activity were observed at a task that requires memorizing variables to understand a code snippet. On the other hand, no significant differences between different levels of mental arithmetic tasks were observed. We conclude that the frontal pole reflects workload to short-term memory caused by variables without affected from calculation.
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TY - JOUR AU - Yoshiharu Ikutani AU - Hidetake Uwano PY - 2014 DA - 2014/10/31 TI - Brain Activity Measurement during Program Comprehension with NIRS JO - International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing SP - 259 EP - 268 VL - 2 IS - 4 SN - 2211-7946 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ijndc.2014.2.4.7 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ijndc.2014.2.4.7 ID - Ikutani2014 ER -