Drs. Kelso and Tognoli Study Published by National Academy of Sciences
By FAU Division Of Research
Using state-of-the-art human-machine interface technology, the Human Dynamic Clamp works by having humans interact with a computational model that behaves very much like humans themselves. In simple experiments, the model - on receiving input from human movement - drives an image of a moving hand that is displayed on a video screen. To complete the reciprocal coupling, the subject sees and coordinates with the moving image as if it were a real person observed through a video circuit. This social "surrogate" can be precisely tuned and controlled - both by the experimenter and by the input from the human subject.
The article published in the peer-reviewed journal is titled "The Human Dynamic Clamp as a Paradigm for Social Interaction." The research was supported by an NIMH grant to Drs. Kelso and Tognoli.