Memory dysfunction and vigilance: neurophysiological and psychopharmacological aspects.

  title={Memory dysfunction and vigilance: neurophysiological and psychopharmacological aspects.},
  author={Bernd Saletu and Josef Gr{\"u}nberger},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Human brain function as measured by the computer-assisted spectral analyzed electroencephalogram (EEG) shows significant alterations in normal and pathological aging characterized by an increase of delta and theta activity and by a decrease of alpha and alpha-adjacent beta activity as well as by a slowing of the dominant frequency. These changes are indicative of deficits in the vigilance-regulatory systems. By the term vigilance we understand the availability and grade of organization of man's… CONTINUE READING
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