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Synonyms for brain wave

a sudden exciting thought

Synonyms for brain wave

(neurophysiology) rapid fluctuations of voltage between parts of the cerebral cortex that are detectable with an electroencephalograph

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Tucker said future research will explore whether a standard set of adjustments can be used to refine brain wave data in some people.
In the study carried out by University of California, Berkeley, scientists found that slow brain waves generated during deep restorative sleep, which one experiences in youth, play a crucial role in transporting memories form a region in brain called hippocampus, where memories are stored for short term, to a region where these are stored for long term called the prefrontal cortex.
The hope is that imagined words can be uncovered by "reading" the brain waves they produce.
It's called neurotherapy, and it works by helping people change their own brain waves.
Using neuro-feedback to add depth and accuracy to counseling in general requires an understanding of the basic brain waves used in NF: delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma.
The system works with the help of brainwave-detecting technology, or electroencephalography (EEG), via a cap wired with sensors that detects the user's brain waves.
But he and other neuroscientists say the study may be fatally flawed because it uses technology that cannot reliably distinguish one type of brain wave pattern from another.
Gain Control Over Stress Using Advanced Brain Wave and Muscle Wave Monitoring
Using a CATEEN scanner, linked to a machine measuring brain wave activity, researchers were able to create the images above.
Developed by neuroscientist (brain scientist) Lawrence Farwell at Brain Wave Science in Fairfield, Iowa, the device records the brain's electrical response to crime-scene photos.
To track attention with the EEG, they measured a brain wave that indicates where attention is focused.
It takes tremendous effort--hundreds of hours of training--but eventually, the patient learns to concentrate on modulating a particular type of brain wave.
We've shown that this brain wave, which has been extensively studied in animals, appears in similar kinds of tasks in our human epileptic patients," says Michael Kahana, an assistant professor at Brandeis University.