neural oscillation

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neural oscillation

A series of rhythmic waves of neuronal excitation in the CNS, sustained either by reverberation of electrical activity in neuronal loops or dependent on increases in membrane excitability.
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After enough rumination, this brain oscillation takes on a life of its own.
Long-range temporal correlations and scaling behavior in human brain oscillations.
Using a technique called optogenetics, the team blocked brain oscillations called theta waves in the hippocampus, a brain structure involved in memory, during REM sleep.
2010 reported that children with autism demonstrate a shift to randomness of brain oscillations on functional magnetic resonance imaging.
EEG-based BCI systems usually utilize changes in the dynamics of brain oscillations for control, such as event-related desynchronization/synchronization (ERD/ERS) with imagined movements, steady state visual evoked potential (SSVEP), P300 evoked potentials, and related components [4, 5].
In recent years brain oscillations have become an intense focus of research by Voytek and others seeking to discover any functional roles they might play.
The "phase reset model" suggests that ERPs are generated by the resetting of ongoing brain oscillations in response to a neurocognitive event (for a critical discussion, see Sauseng and colleagues 2007).
Researchers reporting online April 11 in the Cell Press journal Neuron have found that playing sounds synchronized to the rhythm of the slow brain oscillations of people who are sleeping enhances these oscillations and boosts their memory.
Researchers have found that playing sounds synchronized to the rhythm of the slow brain oscillations of people who are sleeping enhances these oscillations and boosts their memory.
Brain oscillations were divided in frequency bands that have been related with different brain states, functions or pathologies [13].
In work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team has found NMDA receptors are essential in modifying brain oscillations - electrical wave patterns - which are altered in patients with schizophrenia.
Indeed, these reductions in brain oscillations were more sensitive than measurements of the P3 amplitude in discriminating between high- and low-risk offspring (Rangaswamy et al.