EEG analysis of children while concentrating on tasks

Author: Kawano Kimiko 12//Yamamoto Mikio 2//Hirasawa Masahiko 2//Kokubo Hideyuki 2//Yasuda Nakahiro 2
Centre for Informatics and Sciences, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan [1]//Div. of Radiation Research, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan [2]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1997
Other: Volume ID: 15 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 109-111 , Special Notes: Also in Japanese. Third Symposium of Life Information Science. , Word Count: 94

EEGs of four children, ranging in age between 4 and 11 years, were measured to investigate the learning process for a particular capability in the brain. The following points were seen. From the analysis of alpha waves: (1) Concentrating ability increased with age. (2) For the younger children, concentrating without materials to gaze at seemed to be difficult. From theta waves: (1) Fm theta was sometimes observed. From beta waves: (1) Linguistic assignments activated the left hemisphere. (2) Even with frequent visual stimulation, functions of the right hemisphere, such as making a momentary decision or inner visualization, were not presented clearly.