Psych M.D. - Electroencephalogram (EEG)


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Term:Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Definition (Myers): An amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface. These waves are measured by electrodes placed on the scalp. (p.70)1
Definition (alternative): an instrument for measuring and recording the electric activity of the brain.2
Contextual explanation: EEG is a electrical activities on surface of scalp produced by neurons in brain. It records electrical activities continuously over 20-40 minutes by electrodes put on scalp. This recording is similar to studying car engine just by listening to the sound of motor. On the other hand, with repeated stimulus shown with stimulus that are unrelated filtered out, it's able to identify stimulus by high electrical waves.
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  1. Myers, D.G. (2004). Psychology. New York: New York:Worth Publishers.
  2. Electroencephalography Definition. Retrieved November 5, 2009, from Dictionary.com Web site: # Myers, D.G. (2004). Psychology. New York: New York:Worth Publishers.
  3. RWS in EEG Harness. Retrieved November 5, 2009, from The Lab's EEG/ERP Research Web site: http://people.brandeis.edu/~sekuler/eegERP.html
  4. A Small Guide to a Brain Computer Interface. Retrieved November 5, 2009, from Ars OpenForum 3.0b Web site: http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/770002407831/m/817006547831
Edited by: Youngmin
Date of last edit: 110509



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