Virtual Environments, Cognitive Abilities, Sexual Differentiations, Electroencephalography EEG
Priovolou, Chryssi I.
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Many researches have accented cognitive sexual differences in real environments with general male predominance in spatial abilities and on the other hand female predominance in verbal abilities. Similar researches in virtual environments and especially educational applicable, do not exist. The aim of this study is to investigate any sexual cognitive differentiation between the participants during their interaction with virtual and real educational environments. For this reason we decided to use the functional brain imaging method of electroencephalography (EEG). Our results showed that both participants used the same cognitive abilities to process the same stimulations. Nevertheless, the two groups differed in perception and in mental processing level. In particular, is thought that males show less visual attention and mental effort during observation of three experimental conditions (two dimensional virtual environment, three dimensional virtual environment and real environment). These findings aim to be used at designing of appropriate educational learning environments and in deeper research of human mind.