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Does the EEG tracing change if the patient is thinking about different things ?

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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
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In brief: No

An eeg records the surface electrical activity of the brain.
The eeg changes with structural or metabolic abnormalities and sleep cycles (including early sleep stages which you are not completely asleep). Different thoughts do not lead to noticeable changes on eeg recordings.

In brief: No

An eeg records the surface electrical activity of the brain.
The eeg changes with structural or metabolic abnormalities and sleep cycles (including early sleep stages which you are not completely asleep). Different thoughts do not lead to noticeable changes on eeg recordings.
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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Dr. Michael Chen
Neurology

In brief: Not really

Eegs are nonspecific and mostly helpful to detect seizure like activity.
Awake and varying levels of sleep are also reliably detected. Thinking different types of thoughts may not be reliably detected.

In brief: Not really

Eegs are nonspecific and mostly helpful to detect seizure like activity.
Awake and varying levels of sleep are also reliably detected. Thinking different types of thoughts may not be reliably detected.
Dr. Michael Chen
Dr. Michael Chen
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