Cortical Blinks (microsleep) occur during wakefulness affecting behavior

Local sleep in awake rats Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy, Umberto Olcese, Erin C. Hanlon, Yuval Nir, Chiara Cirelli & Giulio Tononi AffiliationsContributionsCorresponding author Nature 472, 443–447 (28 April 2011) doi:10.1038/nature10009 Received 30 August 2010 Accepted 17 March 2011 Published online 27 April 2011 ABSTRACT In an awake state, neurons in the cerebral cortex fire irregularly and … Continue reading

From the neuromatrix to the pain matrix, and back (Iannetti and Mouraux)

From the neuromatrix to the pain matrix (and back) G. D. Iannetti 1 and A. Mouraux2 (I actually met Iannetti at the IASP Congress held in Montreal this September 2010!) (1) Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London, Medical Sciences Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK (2) Institute of Neurosciences (IONS), Université … Continue reading

Real-time fMRI feedback training may improve chronic tinnitus (Neuroradiology, Basil).

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Real-time fMRI feedback training may improve chronic tinnitus. Eur Radiol. 2010 Mar;20(3):696-703. Epub 2009 Sep 16. Haller S, Birbaumer N, Veit R. Institute of Radiology, Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland. shaller@uhbs.ch Abstract OBJECTIVES: Tinnitus consists of a more or less constant aversive tone or noise and is associated … Continue reading

Biofeedback in the treatment of epilepsy (Cleveland Clinic Review )

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Biofeedback in the treatment of epilepsy. Cleve Clin J Med. 2010 Jul;77 Suppl 3:S60-7. Sterman MB. Departments of Neurobiology and Biobehavioral Psychiatry, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. msterman@ucla.edu Abstract This review traces the application of electroencephalographic (EEG) operant conditioning, or biofeedback, from animal research to its emergence as an … Continue reading

Reading and controlling human brain activation using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI)

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Reading and controlling human brain activation using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging R. Christopher deCharms Omneuron 3T MRI Research Center, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences Vol.11 No.11 ABSTRACT Understanding how to control how the brain’s functioning mediates mental experience and the brain’s processing to alter cognition or disease are central projects … Continue reading

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