The computer then calibrated the system with the individual patient's specific brain wave
, and when the patient then focused on a letter, the letter appeared on the screen.
Oscillating brain waves
may provide a way for several regions across the brain to be on the same page at the same time - very similar to the way computers use an internal clock to synchronize the many different components inside," Miller added.
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.
Moreover, the researchers envision a day not far in the future when they will be able to "capture" this wave without wires or electrodes attached to the person: hypersensitive electronic receptors will grab the brain waves
out of the air.
In the three studies that monitored brain waves
in a sleep laboratory, 14 people in their 20s and 30s without sleep problems and 14 women in their 60s who were poor sleepers took 400 mg to 1,200 mg of valerian before bedtime for one to eight nights.
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.
The brain waves
detection system, developed by Alchemy Technology with integrated brain waves
chip technology from NeuroSky, U.
Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves
that oscillate at different frequencies.
According to The Guardian, researcher Miguel Nicolelis, whose team focused on ways to read people's brain waves
and use them to control robotic limbs, is training nine paraplegic men and women aged between 20 and 40 years to use the exoskeleton at a neurorobotics rehabilitation lab in Sao Paulo.
By relying on brain waves
that signal the intent to jam on the brakes, a new technology could shave critical milliseconds off the reaction time, researchers report online July 28 in the Journal of Neural Engineering.
will offer fun activities, crafts and games for children 8 to 10 years old.