News-Medical: Ultra-slow waves in the brain directly linked to consciousness

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

If you keep a close eye on an MRI scan of the brain, you’ll see a wave pass through the entire brain like a heartbeat once every few seconds. This ultra-slow rhythm was recognized decades ago, but no one quite knew what to make of it. MRI data are inherently noisy, so most researchers simply ignored the ultra-slow waves. (March 29, 2018)

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