Gerda Maria Saletu-Zyhlarz8
Silvia Parapatics6
8Gerda Maria Saletu-Zyhlarz
6Silvia Parapatics
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Scalp electric potentials (electroencephalogram; EEG) are contingent to the impressed current density unleashed by cortical pyramidal neurons undergoing post-synaptic processes. EEG neuroimaging consists of estimating the cortical current density from scalp recordings. We report a solution to this inverse problem that attains exact localization: exact(More)
Studies of psychiatric disorders have traditionally focused on emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety and hallucinations. However, poorly controlled cognitive deficits are equally prominent and severely compromise quality of life, including social and professional integration. Consequently, intensive efforts are being made to characterize the(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Functional significance of stage 2 sleep spindle activity for declarative memory consolidation. DESIGN Randomized, within-subject, multicenter. SETTING Weekly sleep laboratory visits, actigraphy, and sleep diary (4 weeks). PARTICIPANTS Twenty-four healthy subjects (12 men) aged between 20 and 30 years. INTERVENTIONS Declarative(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To investigate differences between visual sleep scoring according to the classification developed by Rechtschaffen and Kales (R&K, 1968) and scoring based on the new guidelines of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM, 2007). DESIGN All-night polysomnographic recordings were scored visually according to the R&K and AASM rules by(More)
We reported earlier that overnight change in explicit memory is positively related to the change in sleep spindle activity (between a control and a learning night). However, it remained unclear whether this effect was restricted to good memory performers and whether a general association of sleep spindles and a "sleep-related learning trait" may not account(More)
Interrater variability of sleep stage scorings has an essential impact not only on the reading of polysomnographic sleep studies (PSGs) for clinical trials but also on the evaluation of patients' sleep. With the introduction of a new standard for sleep stage scorings (AASM standard) there is a need for studies on interrater reliability (IRR). The SIESTA(More)
Recent studies have suggested an information-processing bias in social phobia (SP). Little is known about the electrophysiological correlates of anxiety in SP. The aim of the present study was to investigate the quantitative electroencephalogram (EEG) in 25 drug-free patients with SP as compared with age- and sex-matched normal controls and to correlate(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate abnormalities of event-related potentials (ERPs) in social phobia patients indicating deficits in speed and amount of perceptual and cognitive resources as well as relationships between ERPs and cognitive functioning. ERPs were recorded from 19 EEG leads in a two-tone oddball paradigm in medication-free patients with(More)
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sensorimotor movement and sleep disorder with a high prevalence. While the sleep disturbance due to RLS has been studied quite well polysomnographically, little is known about the electrophysiological function during daytime. The aim of the present study was to investigate the diurnal quantitative EEG and clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Together with spindles, K-complexes are well known hallmarks of stage 2 sleep (S2). However, little is known about their topographical distribution in comparison to delta-waves and to K-complexes superimposed by spindles. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this study, the topographical distribution of spontaneous K-complexes and delta-waves in S2 and(More)