News tagged with oscillations
Slow oscillations in brain activity, which occur during so-called slow-wave sleep, are critical for retaining memories. Researchers reporting online April 11 in the Cell Press journal Neuron have found that p ...
Neuroscience Apr 11, 2013 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—When you walk into a darkened room, your first instinct is to feel around for a light switch. You slide your hand along the wall, feeling the transition from the doorframe to the painted ...
Neuroscience Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 3 |
(Medical Xpress)—Naturally, our brain activity waxes and wanes. When listening, this "oscillation" synchronizes to the sounds we are hearing. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have found that this ...
Neuroscience Nov 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 7 |
The brain holds in mind what has just been seen by synchronizing brain waves in a working memory circuit, an animal study supported by the National Institutes of Health suggests. The more in-sync such electrical ...
Neuroscience Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
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 |
(HealthDay) -- Sadness increases subjective pain ratings and affects pain-evoked cortical activity, according to a study published in the July issue of The Journal of Pain.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- It has long been suspected that humans do not experience the world continuously, but rather in rapid snapshots.
Neuroscience May 14, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (36) | 13 |
Arterial stiffness due to is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease but is very difficult to measure. It also can influence blood pressure readings since these rely on the time taken for arteries to return to normal ...
Medical research Feb 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Beta oscillations are tightly linked to Parkinson's disease and the ability to process sensory information, such as touch. Two neuroscientists have brought their collaboration to Brown University and won funding from the ...
Neuroscience Nov 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
The research group headed by Professor Atsushi Nambu (The National Institute for Physiological Sciences) and Professor Masahiko Takada (Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University) has shown that the 'oscillatory' nature ...
Neuroscience Nov 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that electrical oscillations in the brain, long thought to play a role in organizing cognitive functions such as memory, are critically important for the brain to ...
Neuroscience Apr 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 3 |
Oscillation is the repetitive variation, typically in time, of some measure about a central value (often a point of equilibrium) or between two or more different states. Familiar examples include a swinging pendulum and AC power. The term vibration is sometimes used more narrowly to mean a mechanical oscillation but sometimes is used to be synonymous with "oscillation". Oscillations occur not only in physical systems but also in biological systems and in human society.
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