During wakefulness, signals from subdural electrodes attached to the basal and medial temporal lobes of adult human epilepsy patients revealed a rhythmic oscillation in the beta-1 frequency range (10-20 Hz). This activity was more prominent in the medial than in the basal temporal cortex. We also observed simultaneous oscillations in alpha frequency activity in the medial and the basal temporal cortices. In an eyes-open condition, the alpha oscillation was attenuated, while the beta-1 oscillation in the medial temporal lobe was not. This is the first report that the beta-1 oscillation is present in the human medial temporal lobe. Since we recorded this activity from within the limbic system, beta-1 activity may be an analog of the hippocampal rhythmic slow activity observed in some animals.
|出版ステータス||Published - 1999 9 29|
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