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Relative electroencephalographic desynchronization and synchronization in humans to emotional film content: an analysis of the 4-6, 6-8, 8-10 and 10-12 Hz frequency bands.
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PMID:  10822140     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The reactivity of different narrow electroencephalographic (EEG) frequencies (4-6, 6-8, 8-10 and 10-12 Hz) to three types of emotionally laden film clips (aggressive, sad, neutral) were examined. We observed that different EEG frequency bands responded differently to the three types of film content. In the 4-6 Hz frequency band, the viewing of aggressive film content elicited greater relative synchronization as compared the responses elicited by the viewing of sad and neutral film content. The 6-8 Hz and 8-10 Hz frequency bands exhibited reactivity to the chronological succession of film viewing whereas the responses of the 10-12 Hz frequency band evolved within minutes during film viewing. Our results propose dissociations between the responses of different frequencies within the EEG to different emotion-related stimuli. Narrow frequency band EEG analysis offers an adequate tool for studying cortical activation patterns during emotion-related information processing.
C M Krause; V Viemerö; A Rosenqvist; L Sillanmäki; T Aström
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience letters     Volume:  286     ISSN:  0304-3940     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosci. Lett.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-14     Completed Date:  2000-07-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600130     Medline TA:  Neurosci Lett     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Aggression / physiology,  psychology
Cerebral Cortex / anatomy & histology,  physiology
Cortical Synchronization*
Emotions / physiology*
Motion Pictures as Topic
Neuropsychological Tests
Photic Stimulation
Time Factors

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