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Interpersonal neurobehavioral synchrony during father-child problem solving: An fNIRS hyperscanning study

Nguyen, Trinh and Schleihauf, Hanna and Kungl, Melanie and Kayhan, Ezgi and Hoehl, Stephanie and Vrticka, Pascal (2021) 'Interpersonal neurobehavioral synchrony during father-child problem solving: An fNIRS hyperscanning study.' Child Development. ISSN 0009-3920

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Abstract

Interpersonal neural synchrony (INS) has been previously evidenced in mother-child interactions, yet findings concerning father-child interaction are wanting. The current experiment examined whether fathers and their 5- to 6-year-old children (N=66) synchronize their brain activity during a naturalistic interaction, and addressed paternal and child factors related to INS. Compared to individual problem-solving and rest, father-child dyads showed increased INS in bilateral dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and left temporo-parietal junction during cooperative problem-solving. Furthermore, the father’s attitude toward his role as a parent was positively related to INS during the cooperation condition. These results highlight the implication of the father’s attitude to parenting in INS processes for the first time.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fNIRS, hyperscanning, father-child interaction
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 10:15
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 11:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29500

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