Friday, October 10, 2008

How insomniacs can get sleep by shaping their own brain activity

Insomniacs often turn to sleeping pills for a good night’s sleep, but what if they are able to manipulate their own brains to get a nap? Well, a new study from University of Salzburg has allowed participants to “shape their own brain activity” by directly modifying certain electroencephalographic (EEG) activities – in a bid to get them slumber. Electroencephalography (EEG) is the measurement of electrical activity produced by the brain as recorded from electrodes placed on the scalp.

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