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Researchers Investigate The Listening Brain
2012-11-15 12:27:25

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Listening abilities depend on rhythms in the brain Naturally, our brain activity waxes and wanes. When listening, this oscillation synchronizes to the sounds we are hearing. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have found that this influences the way we listen. Hearing abilities also oscillate and depend on the exact timing of one´s brain rhythms. This discovery that sound, brain, and behavior are so intimately...

Brain Shuts Down During Anesthesia
2012-11-06 13:41:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Surgeons have been using general anesthesia since the 19th century, but until now physicians and neurologists didn´t know exactly how brain activity correlates to the loss of consciousness. A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that was recently published in the journal PNAS demonstrated how distinctive brain activity patterns are associated with the loss of...

2012-11-05 12:04:18

Brain's code for visual working memory deciphered in monkeys -- NIH-funded study 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 signals of neurons were in two key hubs of the circuit, the more those cells held the short-term memory of a just-seen object. Charles Gray, Ph.D., of Montana State University, Bozeman, a grantee of...

Dreams Decoded By Reading Brain Waves
2012-10-28 06:38:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Can't remember what you dreamt about last night? Never fear, because a team of Japanese researchers has reportedly discovered a way to determine what thoughts are going through a person's mind about while they sleep. Yukiyasu Kamitani, a member of the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, and colleagues recruited three male volunteers and monitored them while they slept, using electroencephalography to record their...

Brain Wave Patterns Predict A Person's Aptitude For Video Games
2012-10-25 13:35:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A person´s aptitude for video games can be predicted by their brain waves, according to a new study published in the journal Psychophysiology. The researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) to observe the electrical activity in the brains of 39 study participants before they trained on the video game 'Space Fortress,' a game developed for cognitive research. None of the subjects were daily video game players. The...

Birth-defect Mystery Solved By BYU Biochemistry Professor And Students
2012-09-12 12:20:17

The cellular cause of birth defects like cleft palates, missing teeth and problems with fingers and toes has been a tricky puzzle for scientists. Now Professor Emily Bates and her biochemistry students at Brigham Young University have placed an important piece of the developmental puzzle. They studied an ion channel that regulates the electrical charge of a cell. In a new study published by the journal Development, they show that blocking this channel disrupts the work of a protein that is...


Latest Electrophysiology Reference Libraries

Electrocardiography
2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

Electrooculography
2012-12-31 11:47:45

Electrooculography, sometimes shortened to EOG, is the tracing of electricity used for operation of the retina in different phases, specifically the resting potential. The results are recorded on an electrooculogram. These are interpreted for opthalmological diagnosis and in recording eye movements. Eye movement measurements: Usually, pairs of electrodes are placed either above and below the eye or to the left and right of the eye. If the eye is moved from the center position towards one...

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