Altered brain wave activity in persons with chronic spinal cord injury

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dc.contributor.author Herbert, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Tran, Yvonne en_US
dc.contributor.author Craig, Ashley en_US
dc.contributor.author Boord, Peter en_US
dc.contributor.author Middleton, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Siddall, Phillip en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:33:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:33:56Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2007000054 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Herbert David et al. 2007, 'Altered brain wave activity in persons with chronic spinal cord injury', Taylor & Francis Inc, vol. 117, pp. 1731-1746. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7454 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/4562
dc.description.abstract This study investigated brain wave activity associated with spinal cord injury (SCI). Electroencephalograms (EEG) were compared between 10 individuals with SCI and 10 age and sex matched able-bodied controls using a 64-channel EEG montage. SCI participants had chronic (>12 months) paraplegic clinically complete injuries. The 64 channels of EEG data were spread diffusely over the cortex and were compared for delta (2-4 Hz), theta (4-8 Hz), alpha (8-13 Hz), and beta (13-30 Hz) wave components of the EEG frequency spectra. No significant magnitude or directional changes were found in the delta (2-4 Hz) or theta (4-8 Hz) wave frequency bands between these two groups. However, significant and consistent decreased alpha wave (8-13 Hz) and increased beta wave activity (13-30 Hz) were found in the SCI participants across the cortex compared to the able-bodied control group. These findings suggest that the SCI group have increased neural processing compared to the able-bodied individuals, which may be related to ongoing reorganization of brain structures following SCI. en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Inc en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207450701242826 en_US
dc.title Altered brain wave activity in persons with chronic spinal cord injury en_US
dc.parent International Journal Of Neuroscience en_US
dc.journal.volume 117 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.journal.number 12 en_US
dc.publocation Abingdon, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1731 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1746 en_US
dc.cauo.name CHT Research Strength Core en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 170200 en_US
dc.personcode 111480 en_US
dc.personcode 960936 en_US
dc.personcode 860033 en_US
dc.personcode 01024520 en_US
dc.personcode 0000035831 en_US
dc.personcode 0000035853 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cognitive Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US


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