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Event-related desynchronization (ERD) is the short-lasting attenuation or blocking of rhythms within the alpha (beta) band. ERD is found during but also before visual stimulation. Two different types of ERD can be differentiated: one short-lasting, localized to occipital areas and involving upper alpha components; the other longer lasting, more widespread,(More)
Thirty channels of EEG data were recorded prior to voluntary right or left hand movements. Event-related desynchronization (ERD) was quantified in the 8-10 Hz and 10-12 Hz bands in single-trial data and used as training input for a neural network comprised of a learning vector quantizer (LVQ). After a training period, the network was able to predict the(More)
Event-related desynchronization (ERD) is the amount of event-related decrease in alpha band power. In applying ERD as an index of cortical activation, the way in which attention and expectancy affect hemispheric differences for words and numbers was investigated. Subjects, 12 right-handed males, had to perform a semantic and a numerical classification task(More)
Thirteen right-handed male students performed a time estimation task by pressing a button with their left or right hand for an interval of either 0.5 or 1.3 s. Thirty channels of EEG were recorded, with the right ear as reference. After transforming the raw EEG data into local average reference data, the topography of event related desynchronization (ERD)(More)
Pressure controlled intermittent coronary sinus occlusion (PICSO) has been found to substantially salvage ischemic myocardium. By elevating venous pressure two mechanisms are involved namely the distention of venous vessels inducing mechanotransduction as well as a redistribution of venous flow towards ischemic areas. Mechanotransduction in endothelial(More)
Cardiac regeneration remains a clinical target regardless of numerous therapeutic concepts. We formulated a hypothesis claiming that periodic coronary venous pressure elevation (PICSO; Pressure controlled Intermittent Coronary Sinus Occlusion) initiates embedded, but dormant developmental processes in adult jeopardized hearts. Hemodynamics in the primitive(More)
Overview: In driving hES cell technology towards widespread applications considerable effort has been focused on the improvement of culture conditions and on enabling efficient differentiation. We have established two technologies which will better enable researchers to achieve these aims. The use of feeder based protocols for the creation, expansion and(More)
This work presents the development of a systemic mock circulation loop designed for testing of an axial flow, pneumatically operated left ventricular assist device (LVAD). A simulation of the heart proximal systemic circulation has been implemented that resembles the environment in which the LVAD will be operating, from where a hydraulic system, with(More)
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