Importance of data representations
One of the more intriguing questions about teamwork is how macro-scale behaviors arise from the micro-scale neural dynamics of each team member. In this presentation we reveal that the low-level dynamics of EEG band power, which by themselves link poorly with behavioral teamwork measures, can be transformed into information-based units of neurodynamic organization that link with macro-level constructs like team experience and uncertainty. We suggest it is the frequency, magnitude and durations of the temporal organizations within the EEG band power that are important for linking to macro behaviors, and not EEG power levels per se.
These studies provide an avenue for understanding how complex organizations arise from the dynamics of underlying micro-scale variables. The study also has practical implications for how micro-scale variables might be better represented, both conceptually and in terms of parsimony, for training machines to recognize human behaviors that span scales of teams.