News tagged with electroencephalography
Face the facts: Neural integration transforms unconscious face detection into conscious face perception
(Medical Xpress)—The apparent ease and immediacy of human perception is deceptive, requiring highly complex neural operations to determine the category of objects in a visual scene. Nevertheless, the human ...
Neuroscience Dec 31, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (9) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A key phenomenon studied by neuroscientists is the brains ability to recognize errors when they occur, link them to the associated behavior, and apply those errors in a way that modifies ...
Neuroscience Oct 27, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (13) | 6 |
(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 |
What's in a dream? For Yukiyasu Kamitani, the question is important. He has been testing how dreams relate to brain activity and what really is the function of dreaming, He leads a team of researchers at the ATR Computational ...
Neuroscience Oct 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |
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
Visual and auditory stimuli that elicit high levels of engagement and emotional response can be linked to reliable patterns of brain activity, a team of researchers from The City College of New York and Columbia University ...
Neuroscience Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Your brain often works on autopilot when it comes to grammar. That theory has been around for years, but University of Oregon neuroscientists have captured elusive hard evidence that people indeed detect ...
Neuroscience May 13, 2013 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
More than a hundred patients suffering from severe motor impairments have voluntarily participated in the development of non-invasive brain-machine interfaces. The main purpose of these machines is to allow ...
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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)—Looking at a tangled mass of network cables plugged into a crowded router doesn't yield much insight into the network traffic that runs through the hardware.
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(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.
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(HealthDay) -- A supplement mixture (Souvenaid) containing dietary precursors and specific nutrients can improve memory in drug-naive patients with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study published ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jul 12, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Smoking alters the impact of a schizophrenia risk gene. Scientists from the universities of Zurich and Cologne demonstrate that healthy people who carry this risk gene and smoke process acoustic stimuli in a similarly deficient ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- While currently in the realm of sci-fi fantasy, the ability to read peoples minds has taken a step closer to reality thanks to neuroscientists at the University of Glasgow.
Neuroscience May 17, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 2 |
There is a significant need for objective tests that could improve clinical prediction of future psychosis.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 17, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp produced by the firing of neurons within 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 and encephalopathies. 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 such as MRI and CT.
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 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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