Very low frequency EEG oscillations and the resting brain in young adults: a preliminary study of localisation, stability and association with symptoms of inattention
Helps, Suzannah K., James, C. J., Debener, S., Karl, Anke and Sonuga-Barke, E. J. S.. (2008) Very low frequency EEG oscillations and the resting brain in young adults: a preliminary study of localisation, stability and association with symptoms of inattention. Journal of Neural Transmission, 115 (2). pp. 279-285. ISSN 0300-9564Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00702-007-0825-2
Background. Spontaneous very low frequency oscillations (VLFO: <0.2 Hz) in functional magnetic-resonance imaging are proposed to identify a default-mode network of resting brain activity. Activity in this network has been related to lapses of attention during goal-directed tasks and may provide a basis for ADHD. This study assessed the relation between scalp-recorded EEG VLFO at rest and ADHD.
Methods. 13 young adults with high- and 11 with low self-ratings of ADHD participated. Direct current EEG was recorded during a five minute rest session and was retested after approximately 1 week.
Results. A consistent and temporally stable pattern of VLFOs was observed across specific scalp regions in low-ADHD participants. High-ADHD participants had less VLFO power across these locations, especially where inattention self-ratings were high. Inattention was not related to VLFO power in other locations.
Discussion. Initial evidence is provided for a pattern of VLFOs at rest which is associated with inattention symptoms.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Neural Transmission|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 279-285|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||This item was also submitted to the 39th International Danube Symposium for Neurological Science and Continuing Education/1st International Congress on ADHD, from Childhood to Adult Disease, Wurzburg, Germany, Jun 2-5, 2007.|
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