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Published in: International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM) 2-3/2021

10-08-2021 | Original Paper

Looking for experimental evidence of critical thinking through EEG

Authors: Hugo G. González-Hernández, José M. Medina-Pozos, Valeria Cantú-González, Adriana Amozurrutia-Elizalde, A. Flores-Amado, Roberto J. Mora-Salinas

Published in: International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM) | Issue 2-3/2021

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The Global Agenda for the World Economic Forum in 2016 included a topic on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is characterized by the integration of massive digital information through the interconnection of machines and processes in order to make decisions in real-time. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is having and will have a great impact on different aspects, such as business, governments, and people. The impact on education is our main concern in this work because global challenges are leading us to prepare our students for jobs that have yet to be invented. For this purpose, several competencies are required to be developed in our students. One of them is critical thinking (CT). The development of this competency has been present in the educational agenda of many countries. In this paper, we proposed that CT as a construct can be measured using brainwaves from a portable electroencephalograph (EEG) during a problem-based learning (PBL) exercise. In this work, a method was designed to acquire, process, and analyze EEG brain waves in order to identify CT occurrence. Some results are shown from these analyses, and a discussion is provided about significant differences within the critical thinking of undergraduate students taking a course in Integral Calculus.
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Metadata
Title
Looking for experimental evidence of critical thinking through EEG
Authors
Hugo G. González-Hernández
José M. Medina-Pozos
Valeria Cantú-González
Adriana Amozurrutia-Elizalde
A. Flores-Amado
Roberto J. Mora-Salinas
Publication date
10-08-2021
Publisher
Springer Paris
Published in
International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM) / Issue 2-3/2021
Print ISSN: 1955-2513
Electronic ISSN: 1955-2505
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12008-021-00761-5

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