Solomon Zannos, Fotios Giannopoulos, Dimitrios Arabadjis, Panayiotis Rousopoulos, Panos Papageorgiou, Elias Koukoutsis, Constantin Papaodysseus, Charalabos Papageorgiou


In this paper, a new methodology is presented for comparing the ERPs of Aristotle's "valid reasoning" and Zeno's "paradoxes". To achieve that, the ERPs of each such syllogism are grouped, by means of a new care-fitting approach. This consists of a) application of time-domain and amplitude scaling to one ERP and b) optimal fit of two ERPs via minimization of a properly defined error function. Next, the optimally fit ERPs, which form a group, are averaged to obtain an ideal representative for the valid and paradoxes reasoning separately. These ideal representatives manifest essential statistical differences per subject for a considerable number of electrodes (18 electrodes). The latter supports the assumption that the underlying mental processes of the valid and paradoxes reasoning are, indeed, different and this difference reflects upon the corresponding ERPs and, in particular, upon the introduced ideal representatives.


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Paper Citation

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Zannos S., Giannopoulos F., Arabadjis D., Rousopoulos P., Papageorgiou P., Koukoutsis E., Papaodysseus C. and Papageorgiou C. (2012). CLASSIFYING EVENT RELATED POTENTIALS FOR VALID AND PARADOX REASONING . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-89-8, pages 218-225. DOI: 10.5220/0003767702180225

in Bibtex Style

author={Solomon Zannos and Fotios Giannopoulos and Dimitrios Arabadjis and Panayiotis Rousopoulos and Panos Papageorgiou and Elias Koukoutsis and Constantin Papaodysseus and Charalabos Papageorgiou},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2012)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2012)
SN - 978-989-8425-89-8
AU - Zannos S.
AU - Giannopoulos F.
AU - Arabadjis D.
AU - Rousopoulos P.
AU - Papageorgiou P.
AU - Koukoutsis E.
AU - Papaodysseus C.
AU - Papageorgiou C.
PY - 2012
SP - 218
EP - 225
DO - 10.5220/0003767702180225