Neurofeedback treatment in autism. Preliminary findings in behavioral, cognitive, and neurophysiological functioning by KouijzerTue, 06/22/2010 - 19:08 — bofis
Abstract: Effects of neurofeedback treatment were investigated in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Sixty percent of the participants in the treatment group successfully reduced excessive theta power during neurofeedback treatment. Reduction of theta power was confirmed by pre- and post-QEEG measures. Parents of participants in the neurofeedback treatment group reported significant improvements in reciprocal social interactions and communication skills, relative to the parents of the control group.
Human memory strength is predicted by theta-frequency phase-locking of single neurons by Rutishauser et alTue, 06/22/2010 - 19:06 — bofis
Abstract: Learning from novel experiences is a major task of the central nervous system. In mammals, the medial temporal lobe is crucial for this rapid form of learning1. The modification of synapses and neuronal circuits through plasticity is thought to underlie memory formation2. The induction of synaptic plasticity is favoured by coordinated action-potential timing across populations of neurons3. Such coordinated activity of neural populations can give rise to oscillations of different frequencies, recorded in local field potentials.