A drama movie activates brains of holistic and analytical thinkers differentially

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Bacha-Trams, Mareike
dc.contributor.author Alexandrov, Yuri I
dc.contributor.author Broman, Emilia
dc.contributor.author Glerean, Enrico
dc.contributor.author Kauppila, Minna
dc.contributor.author Kauttonen, Janne
dc.contributor.author Ryyppö, Elisa
dc.contributor.author Sams, Mikko
dc.contributor.author Jääskeläinen, Iiro P
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-21T10:33:24Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-21T10:33:24Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-09
dc.identifier.citation Bacha-Trams , M , Alexandrov , Y I , Broman , E , Glerean , E , Kauppila , M , Kauttonen , J , Ryyppö , E , Sams , M & Jääskeläinen , I P 2018 , ' A drama movie activates brains of holistic and analytical thinkers differentially ' Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience , vol. 13 , no. 12 , pp. 1293-1304 . DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsy099 en
dc.identifier.issn 1749-5016
dc.identifier.issn 1749-5024
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dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/a-drama-movie-activates-brains-of-holistic-and-analytical-thinkers-differentially(ebeba7e1-d488-4b40-aaf4-20c460cc2cd0).html
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/30428060/nsy099.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/35716
dc.description 10.1093/scan/nsy099
dc.description.abstract People socialized in different cultures differ in their thinking styles. Eastern-culture people view objects more holistically by taking context into account, whereas Western-culture people view objects more analytically by focusing on them at the expense of context. Here we studied whether participants, who have different thinking styles but live within the same culture, exhibit differential brain activity when viewing a drama movie. A total of 26 Finnish participants, who were divided into holistic and analytical thinkers based on self-report questionnaire scores, watched a shortened drama movie during functional magnetic resonance imaging. We compared intersubject correlation (ISC) of brain hemodynamic activity of holistic vs analytical participants across the movie viewings. Holistic thinkers showed significant ISC in more extensive cortical areas than analytical thinkers, suggesting that they perceived the movie in a more similar fashion. Significantly higher ISC was observed in holistic thinkers in occipital, prefrontal and temporal cortices. In analytical thinkers, significant ISC was observed in right-hemisphere fusiform gyrus, temporoparietal junction and frontal cortex. Since these results were obtained in participants with similar cultural background, they are less prone to confounds by other possible cultural differences. Overall, our results show how brain activity in holistic vs analytical participants differs when viewing the same drama movie. en
dc.format.extent 12
dc.format.extent 1293-1304
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 13, issue 12 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 3112 Neurosciences en
dc.title A drama movie activates brains of holistic and analytical thinkers differentially en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
dc.contributor.department Department of Film, Television and Scenography
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science en
dc.subject.keyword 3112 Neurosciences
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201812216725
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/scan/nsy099
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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