News tagged with eeg
(Medical Xpress)—What if the quality of your work depends more on your focus on the piano keys or canvas or laptop than your musical or painting or computing skills? If target users can be convinced, they ...
Neuroscience May 17, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
New research examining auditory mechanisms of language learning in babies has revealed that infants as young as three months of age are able to automatically detect and learn complex dependencies between ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 10, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 1
Different brain states produce different waves of electrical activity, with the alert brain, relaxed brain and sleeping brain producing easily distinguishable electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns. These patterns ...
Neuroscience Feb 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
If you've ever lost your keys or stuck the milk in the cupboard and the cereal in the refrigerator, you may have been the victim of a tired brain region that was taking a quick nap.
Neuroscience Apr 27, 2011 | 4.9 / 5 (15) | 5 |
Vertebrates are predisposed to act to gain rewards, and to lay low to avoid punishment. Try to teach chickens to back away from food in order to obtain it, and you'll fail, as researchers did in 1986. But ...
Neuroscience May 07, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 2 |
Electroencephalogram (EEG), which measures and records electrical activity in the brain, is a quick and efficient way of determining whether seizures are the cause of altered mental status (AMS) and spells, according to a ...
Neuroscience Mar 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Uplifting concertos from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons can boost mental alertness, according to research from Northumbria University.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 19, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Driving through his hometown, a war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder may see roadside debris and feel afraid, believing it to be a bomb. He's ignoring his safe, familiar surroundings and only ...
Neuroscience Feb 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A team of researchers led by Weill Cornell Medical College is calling into question the published statistics, methods and findings of a highly publicized research study that claimed bedside electroencephalography (EEG) identified ...
Neuroscience Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
When you're studying for an exam, is there something you can do while you sleep to retain the information better?
Neuroscience Jan 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Children of low socioeconomic status work harder to filter out irrelevant environmental information than those from a high-income background because of learned differences in what they pay attention to, according to new research ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
EEG provides insight into drug-related choice in addiction, potential implications for rehabilitation
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, and collaborators may have found a way to predict drug-addicted individuals' ...
Addiction Nov 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—UCSF neuroscientists have found that by training on attention tests, people young and old can improve brain performance and multitasking skills.
Neuroscience Nov 02, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 3 |
Scientists report that they can predict who will improve most on an unfamiliar video game by looking at their brain waves.
Neuroscience Oct 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress)—Research at Sandia National Laboratories has shown that it's possible to predict how well people will remember information by monitoring their brain activity while they study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain. In clinical contexts, EEG refers to the recording of the brain's spontaneous electrical activity over a short period of time, usually 20–40 minutes, as recorded from multiple electrodes placed on the scalp. In neurology, the main diagnostic application of EEG is in the case of epilepsy, as epileptic activity can create clear abnormalities on a standard EEG study. A secondary clinical use of EEG is in the diagnosis of coma, encephalopathies, and brain death. EEG used to be a first-line method for the diagnosis of tumors, stroke and other focal brain disorders, but this use has decreased with the advent of anatomical imaging techniques with high (<1 mm) spatial resolution like as MRI and CT. Despite limited spatial resolution, EEG continues to be a valuable tool for research and diagnosis, especially when millisecond-range temporal resolution (not possible with CT or MRI) is required.
Derivatives of the EEG technique include evoked potentials (EP), which involves averaging the EEG activity time-locked to the presentation of a stimulus of some sort (visual, somatosensory, or auditory). Event-related potentials (ERPs) refer to averaged EEG responses that are time-locked to more complex processing of stimuli; this technique is used in cognitive science, cognitive psychology, and psychophysiological research.
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