neuroscience/eeg lecture at 6 metrotech

external input is processed in occipital lobe

brain waves are sub-threshold activity in cells; some are action potentials

action potentials: from neurotransmitters

subthreshold potentials: smaller change in voltage in neuron

aggregate signal is picked up by EEG

closed eyes > depriving brain of inputs > alpha waves (higher amplitude because neurons are firing together with smaller range of frequencies > signal adds up)

open eyes > external stimuli > different neurons, inputs at different times > activity at a range of frequencies > shorter amplitude > beta waves

 

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