Brain activity associated with personality

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dc.contributor.author Tran, Yvonne en_US
dc.contributor.author Craig, Ashley en_US
dc.contributor.author Wijesuriya, Nirupama en_US
dc.contributor.editor Katsikitis, M en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T02:48:32Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T02:48:32Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006004960 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tran Yvonne, Craig Ashley, and Wijesuriya Nirupama 2006, 'Brain activity associated with personality', The Australian Psychological Society Ltd, melbourne, VIC Australia, pp. 455-459. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0-909881-30-8 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/2300
dc.description.abstract People have long been facinated about the association between brain activity and the shaping of personaility and behaviour. Given oru interest in the brain, it is not surprising that there have been numerous studies that have investigated the relationship between personality and the properties of the brains' electrical activity. Our initial investigation between the personality trait introversion-extraversion and alpha (8013Hz) brain waves found strong differences between people who are introverted compared to those who are extraverted in terms of their frontal 8-13Hz amplitude reactivity. Extraverted persons in the sample were at least 3 times more likely to have larger amplitude in the 8-13 Hz frequency spectra. This study broadens the investigation to include personaility traits of the five-factor model using the NEO-Five-factr Inventory (NEO-FFI) and its association with resting brain activity. The NEO traits were found to explain small, though significant contributions to brain wave activity variance. The magnitude ofthese contributions was around 7% for delta wave activity and about 5% for theta wave activity. en_US
dc.publisher The Australian Psychological Society Ltd en_US
dc.title Brain activity associated with personality en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of the 2006 Joint Conference of the APS and NZPsS en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation melbourne, VIC Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 455 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 459 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT. A/DRsch Ctre for Health Technologies en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location Auckland, New Zealand en_US
dc.for 110900 en_US
dc.personcode 960936 en_US
dc.personcode 860033 en_US
dc.personcode 044246 en_US
dc.percentage 25 en_US
dc.classification.name Neurosciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Psychology Bridging the Tasman: Science Culture and Practice en_US
dc.date.activity 20060926 en_US
dc.location.activity Auckland, New Zealand en_US
dc.staffid 044246 en_US


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