EEG Dynamics During Nitrous Oxide Inhalation in Healthy Male Participants

  • Brett L. Foster
  • Mathew P. Dafilis
  • Nicholas C. Sinclair
  • David T.J. Liley
Conference paper


Despite nitrous oxides (N2O) wide and historic clinical use, its quantitative effects on electrical brain function are still poorly characterised. Here we report on improved attempts to characterise the quantitative EEG dynamics of N2O inhalation in healthy males. Results show varying concentrations do not suppresses resting spectra, but rather enhance alpha/beta power.


Nitrous Oxide Alpha Power Nonlinear Time Series Analysis Spectral Edge Frequency Dissociative Anaesthetic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brett L. Foster
    • 1
  • Mathew P. Dafilis
  • Nicholas C. Sinclair
  • David T.J. Liley
  1. 1.Brain Dynamics Research Unit, Brain Sciences InstituteSwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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