Tony Brown, George P Einstein, Ubaldo Miranda and Orien Tulp
Posters: J Phys Chem Biophys
The human brain contains billions of neurons that generaterhythmic and repetitive neural activity known as oscillations. These oscillations vary in time as repetitive measures about a central value, much like a pendulum or vibrating string, except that the wave generated in the human brainare electromagnetic.The difference in the electric potential between the two extreme oscillation points is defined as voltage and can be measured using electroencephalography (EEG). Traditionally used as an epilepsy diagnostic tool or adjunct test of brain death, EEGs can also be used to differentially diagnose between Alzheimer?s disease and similar pathologies such as Lewy Body Disease. Since both anomalies affect the hippocampus it is especially difficult to discern between the two pathologies, except that LBD manifests a greater EEG wave deceleration.