The Neurophysiology of Fear and State Specific EEG Changes (SKU: AH-P-367)
Futurehealth Plenary Talk by Bill Scott
Fear states were induced in subjects to determine how their EEG, heart rate, and mental processing would change when compared to a neutral condition. We found significant differences in cognition, EEG and heart rate.
Subject?s (15-30Hz) amplitudes and cognitive functioning significantly dropped in amplitude while experiencing fear. Half of them had significant reductions in alpha (8-11Hz) and theta (5-8Hz). Doesn?t reducing alpha, theta, and high beta improve cognition? Or do we just need a new measuring stick for wave analysis that goes beyond amplitude, frequency and variability? Perhaps I?ve found one.