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Student’s Brain Flatlines During Class

Yikes.  In a report designed to prove the feasibility of measuring electrodermal activity on subjects going about their daily life, at least one student showed near brain-death during class. Am I exaggerating?  Yes.  But, even so, brain patterns during class matched watching TV closer than any other activity on the list.  Studying and homework, lab work, and socializing got more of his attention… sleep was a veritable mental work-out compared to class.
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Math Can Hurt You—Physically

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (last year)

Thanks to Barbie, we've long known that math class is tough. But now scientists say just the thought of math can be downright painful, reports Stuff. Researchers used MRIs to measure subjects' brain activity in a variety of hypothet... Read Post

End Of Life Spikes In Brain Waves: Physiological Markers For The Often Reported Near Death Experience?

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

Critical Care doctors at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates studied the brain waves of seven dying patients. Each patient had normal brain activity in the moments before they were removed from life support w... Read Post

Student's brain flatlined during classes

Odd : Boing Boing (2 years ago)

From "A Wearable Sensor for Unobtrusive, Long-term Assessment of Electrodermal Activity" (by Poh, M.Z., Swenson, N.C., Picard, R.W. in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol.57, no.5), a chart showing a single student's el... Read Post


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