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Theta rhythms associated with sucking, crying, gazing and handling in infants.
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PMID:  9680150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to specify the locations and to clarify the electrophysiological significance of the transitory rhythmic theta activities detected on scalp electrodes in infants, we performed simultaneous EEG and video recording with power spectral map analysis in 29 normal infants of less than 1 year of age. The rhythmic theta activities appeared in posterior temporal regions with sucking or crying, in the parietal region with gazing, and in the frontal region with handling. Each specific location of the theta rhythm seemed to correspond to the functional localization in the infant's brain. We thus concluded that these rhythmic theta activities might originate from direct cortical activation, or from the cortical activation driven by the neuronal impulses from the limbic system through the connection between that system and the cortex.
Y Futagi; T Ishihara; K Tsuda; Y Suzuki; M Goto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Electroencephalography and clinical neurophysiology     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0013-4694     ISO Abbreviation:  Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-13     Completed Date:  1998-08-13     Revised Date:  2008-09-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375035     Medline TA:  Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol     Country:  IRELAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Neurology, Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute for Maternal and Child Health, Izumi, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Mapping
Breast Feeding*
Crying / physiology*
Fixation, Ocular / physiology*
Handling (Psychology)*
Theta Rhythm*

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