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Effects of Caffeine on Brainwave Synchronization?

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Xtensity
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Aug21-10, 10:37 PM
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I know that Caffeine gives a boost in the amount of Beta-Waves in the brain, but what does it do to the Synchronicity of brainwaves between the 2 Hemispheres?

It's well known that a brain with higher synchronicity is more efficient than a brain with uneven brainwave synchronicity...

Since I don't have access to any Electroencephalography technology, I figure someone in this field might have an idea on what caffeine does other than increasing beta-wave activity and simulating a specific hormone that's produced during sleep.
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nismaratwork
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Aug23-10, 11:56 AM
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Without commenting on the notion of synchronization and effective cognition, this may be useful, especially section 4.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2268995/
Xtensity
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Aug23-10, 12:10 PM
P: 98
That's a fairly thorough article. Thank you, I will have to read the entire thing later when I get more time.

Interesting stuff.

Any additional information is appreciated if anyone wants to give a general explanation :P.


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