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Interactive video lesson plan for: How does an electroencephalograph (EEG) work?

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It records the electrical impulses of the neurons in the brain as they connect to create thoughts.

This video shows how a normal electroencephalograph used in a hospital works. The man is sedated, lying down and worrying about whether he has a terminal illness. The eeg can tell whether or not there is a real physiological problem. A tumour for example. It can not tell if the damage is electrical. And, most importantly, it can not tell what the thought processes are.

The Alphalearning Institute, under the direction of Sean Adam, the research director, invented the Brainwave I system, an electroencephalograph and light and sound computerized system that cost $5,000,000 to develop.

This is a system that can record and show on the computer screen the left-right brain balance and the frequency of both individually. The beta wave (decisions), the alpha wave (learning) and the theta wave (memory) are shown in clear detail. See: for photos of the computer screens.

Tagged under: electroencephalograph,Electroencephalography,eeg,electrical impulses,neurons,brain,thoughts,Alphalearning Institute,sean adam,Brainwave I,light sound,brain balance,alpha wave,theta wave,alpha theta

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