Enhancement of synchronization in brain during acupuncture

Nuo Li, Jiang Wang, Yan Qiu Che, Xile Wei, Bin Deng, Yi Guo, Chao Wang

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Synchronization which is the critical feature for the exchanging of information in brain is considered as the mechanism of brain function and regional integration. In this paper, a standard experiment has been designed in order to research the synchronization in brain when acupuncture. Totally 6 healthy volunteers with an age group of 23-27 years old are subjects in the experiment. The coherence estimation method and the mean phase synchronization method are used to measure the synchronization of electroence phalographic (EEG) signals when acupuncture. It is found that the synchronization in brain is enhanced when acupuncture, which means that the electrical activity of different region in brain can be coordinated by acupuncture. It can be supposed that the coordinating role may be one of the mechanisms of acupuncture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th Chinese Control Conference, CCC'10
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 22 2010
Event29th Chinese Control Conference, CCC'10 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 29 2010Jul 31 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 29th Chinese Control Conference, CCC'10


Other29th Chinese Control Conference, CCC'10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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