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The Sources and Temporal Dynamics of Scalp Electric Fields

Christoph M. Michel and Daniel Brandeis

in Simultaneous EEG and fMRI: Recording, Analysis, and Application

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372731
eISBN:
9780199776283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372731.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter focuses on the spatiotemporal aspects of the electroencephalography (EEG), and discusses the most important findings concerning the oscillations and the temporal dynamics of electrical ... More


Ion Channels and Regulation of Dopamine Neuron Activity

Birgit Liss and Jochen Roeper

in Dopamine Handbook

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195373035
eISBN:
9780199865543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373035.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, History of Neuroscience

Ion channels are at the heart of generating electrical activity of neurons and coupling it to neurotransmitter release. They comprise a superfamily of transmembrane proteins that form pores through ... More


Hippocampal Neurophysiology in the Behaving Animal

O’Keefe John

in The Hippocampus Book

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195100273
eISBN:
9780199864133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100273.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the neural correlates of hippocampal EEG and single-unit activity. It shows that EEG can be categorized into several frequency bands: theta, beta, gamma, and the ... More


Psychophysiological Recordings

Robert M. Stern, William J. Ray, and Karen S. Quigley

in Psychophysiological Recording

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195113594
eISBN:
9780199846962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113594.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Somatic responses such as heart rate and muscle potentials abound. Electrical activity can be recorded from the surface of the skin at any moment. Background electrical activity is always present and ... More


Electrophysiological approaches to the study of axons

PETER K. STYS and JEFFERY D. KOCSIS

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter discusses the theory and practice of some of the more common techniques devised for recording electrical activity in single axons or fiber bundles. It focuses on electrophysiological ... More


A theoretical view of the neuron as a plastic input-output device

Ithai Rabinowitch, Michael London, and Idan Segev

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Wilfrid Rall developed the theoretical foundations for understanding dendritic function almost fifty years ago. Since then his theory has been intensely employed and extended in order to explore the ... More


Cardiovascular System: Heart Rate; Cardiac Output; and Blood Pressure, Volume, and Flow

Robert M. Stern, William J. Ray, and Karen S. Quigley

in Psychophysiological Recording

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195113594
eISBN:
9780199846962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113594.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

The heart is a muscle, referred to as the myocardium, which begins functioning within the fourth week of embryonic development and continues to beat 3–4 billion times throughout life. About the size ... More


Electricity Works

Alan J. McComas

in Sherrington's Loom: An Introduction to the Science of Consciousness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190936549
eISBN:
9780190936570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936549.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the electrical activity of the brain. It first highlights Richard Caton’s demonstration of slow waves in the rabbit brain before an audience of physicians in Edinburgh in ... More


Benjamin Libet’s Big Experiment

Alan J. McComas

in Sherrington's Loom: An Introduction to the Science of Consciousness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190936549
eISBN:
9780190936570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936549.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter describes Benjamin Libet’s finding that electrical activity in the brain precedes conscious awareness. Libet’s work had shown that, no matter how brief it was, a sensory stimulus evoked ... More


Continuing the Synthesis

Alan J. McComas

in Sherrington's Loom: An Introduction to the Science of Consciousness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190936549
eISBN:
9780190936570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936549.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter considers the brain as a whole. It first returns to the idea that consciousness has an existence that is at least partly independent of brain activity (dualism) and returns to the ... More


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