The Information Content of the Human EEG

  • H. Petsche
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 55)

Abstract

The field potentials recorded by the EEG emerge from cooperative processes and are commonly explained by synchronization”, a still poorley understood inherent feature of the nervous system. Several properties of the potential fields underlying this phenomenon are demonstrated in rabbits and in humans. Such cooperative processes have functional significance. This was demonstrated for the theta rhythm in the rabbit’s hippocampus and in the characteristic local changes of power and coherence accompanying various mental processes in humans.

Keywords

Penicillin Coherence Neurol Cond 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Petsche
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  1. 1.Institut für Neurophysiologie der Universität WienWienAustria

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