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Medical Effects of Caffeine on Brainwave Synchronization?

  1. Aug 21, 2010 #1
    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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  3. Aug 23, 2010 #2
  4. Aug 23, 2010 #3
    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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