Brain waves linked to cognition and attention

Oscilliations produced by the brain are associated with sleep, navigation and cognition and can be used to diagnose neurological disorders, according to research from the University of Queensland.

Waves of neural activity act like a “Mexican waves” in different speeds and directions, co-ordinating separate areas of the brain. Defects in brain waves can be observed in individuals with autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy.

Altered brain wave patterns are also found in those suffering from depression.

Read more at The University of Queensland

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