Second, by looking at the brain waves
, Dr Bonstrup found activity patterns that suggested the volunteers' brains were consolidating, or solidifying, memories during the rest periods.
However, among many participants, changes in their brain waves
correlated with changes in the magnetic field around them.
Caption: While sleeping, this Australian dragon shows brain wave
patterns similar to those of slumbering birds and mammals.
Golf performance has been shown to benefit from reinforcing 4Hz, 7Hz, and 13Hz brain waves
in sequential order (Chartier, Collins, & Coons, 1997; Sideroff, 2011).
Initially, the person is awake, as indicated by low-amplitude, fast-frequency brain waves
, high and random chin muscle activity, and random eye movements.
Scientists - who revealed the stunning development in the Journal of Neuro-Engineering and Rehabilitation - also believe it may be possible to send brain waves
back from the legs to the brain, so the patient can feel their legs.
Dad Steve, 26, said: "The doctors here told us the MRI scan found brain waves
, which is good news, but they do know she does have a serious brain injury.
The subjects' brain waves
were measured throughout the test with an electroencephalogram.
In the past few years, scientists and developers have learned how to tap into brain waves
and use them for external purposes.
Recently, wireless sensors have been proposed for the assisted living and residential monitoring and also physiological sensors are used to monitor vital signs, heartbeats, and brain waves
. Sensor data is sent periodically via wireless links to a personal computer that analyzes the data .
The theory is that this syncs the brain waves
in both hemispheres, a process dubbed "brain-wave entrainment."
, a one-week series, will leave youngsters better equipped to handle encounters with dementia.