脳活動に基づくプログラム理解の困難さ測定

Translated title of the contribution: Measuring Difficulty of Program Comprehension based on Brain Activation

中川 尊雄, 亀井 靖高, 上野 秀剛, 門田 暁人, 鵜林 尚靖, 松本 健一

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Abstract

This paper extends our previous study (letter paper), which quantifies the difficulty of program comprehension based on brain activation measured by NIRS (Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy) during source code reading. We performed controlled experiments with 20 subjects. 3 of 20 subjects could not complete the measurement. We found that: (1) 16 of 17 shows strong brain activation during reading of obfuscated program (binomial test, <I>p</I> < 0.01) and (2) subjective evaluation of difficulty is correlated with brain activation (Spearman's correlation coefficient = 0.46, <I>p</I> < 0.01).
Translated title of the contributionMeasuring Difficulty of Program Comprehension based on Brain Activation
Original languageJapanese
Pages (from-to)2_78-2_89
JournalComputer Software
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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