A new method for analyzing brain oscillation data can detect short beta wave bursts in real-time within neural frequency bands of 20 Hertz. The method also shows how rats can increase the occurrences of these bursts.
Memory performance can be enhanced by rhythmic neural stimulation, using both invasive and non-invasive techniques.
Researchers use fast fMRI to track the brain activity that occurs during thought. The study could be a significant step toward mapping the neural networks responsible for attention, perception and other cognitive functions.