Emotional arousal due to video stimuli reduces local and inter-regional synchronization of oscillatory cortical activities in alpha- And beta-bands

Hyun Kim, Pukyeong Seo, Jeong Woo Choi, Kyung Hwan Kim

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Abstract

The purpose of current study is to reveal spatiotemporal features of oscillatory EEG activities in response to emotional arousal induced by emotional video stimuli, and to find the characteristics of cortical activities showing significant difference according to arousal levels. The EEGs recorded during watching affective video clips were transformed to cortical current density time-series, and then, cluster-based permutation test was applied to determine the spatiotemporal origins of alpha- and beta-band activities showing significant difference between high and low arousal levels. We found stronger desynchronization of alpha-band activities due to higher arousal in visual areas, which may be due to stronger activation for sensory information processing for the highly arousing video stimuli. In precentral and superior parietal regions, the stronger desynchronization in alpha-and low beta-bands was observed for the high arousal stimuli. This is expected to reflect enhanced mirror neuron system activities, which is involved in understanding the intention of other’s action. Similar changes according to arousal level were found also in inter-regional phase synchronization in alpha- and beta-bands.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0255032
JournalPloS one
Volume16
Issue numberJuly
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul

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