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The impact of organization structure on information manipulation and reasoning - An fMRI study

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dc.contributor.advisor Kalbfleisch, Mary L. Roberts, Joshua
dc.creator Roberts, Joshua en_US 2014-09-18T01:53:14Z 2014-09-18T01:53:14Z 2014-05 en_US
dc.description.abstract This experiment employed the ELICIT (Experimental Laboratory for Investigating Collaboration, Information-sharing, and Trust) program within the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) environment, to examine neural systems supporting individual information management associated during choice-making and social exchange. Previous literature notes the challenge of providing an ecologically valid and complex experience associated with turn-taking (Kalbfleisch & Nissen, 2010) and reasoning (Kalbfleisch, Van Meter & Zeffior, 2006;). Specifically, we sought to extend results for the behavioral and neural correlates affiliated with two opposing organization structures; Edge and Hierarchy (Kalbfleisch et al., in review) by examining the shape and timing characteristics of the blood-oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal that affiliates successful performance in Edge with faster response time and support from the anterior prefrontal cortex (aPFC) during game-play. This region-of-interest analysis indicates that the advantage in response time afforded by the Edge condition is the result of individual in-game actions supporting a more compartmentalized approach to the integrative deductive reasoning process governing the posterior parietal cortex via the aPFC.
dc.format.extent 78 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Joshua Roberts en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject Neurosciences en_US
dc.subject Cognitive psychology en_US
dc.subject aPFC en_US
dc.subject Cognition en_US
dc.subject fMRI en_US
dc.subject Information Manipulation en_US
dc.subject Organizational Structure en_US
dc.subject Reasoning en_US
dc.title The impact of organization structure on information manipulation and reasoning - An fMRI study en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Psychology en George Mason University en

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