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EEG Frequency Band Definitions

Topic: Pharmacology

Created on Wednesday, January 3 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, February 17 2007.

An EEG waveform with a frequency of 12 Hz would fit into which frequency band?

 
        A) Theta
 
        B) Gamma
 
        C) Beta
 
        D) Delta
 
        E) Alpha
 

 


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This question was created on January 03, 2007 by jdmiles.
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A) theta

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12 Hz is in the alpha band. While sources differ on the exact cutoff frequencies, the alpha band is often defined as 7 to 13 Hz.  (See References)

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B) gamma

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12 Hz is in the alpha band. While sources differ on the exact cutoff frequencies, the alpha band is often defined as 7 to 13 Hz.  (See References)

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C) beta

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12 Hz is in the alpha band. While sources differ on the exact cutoff frequencies, the alpha band is often defined as 7 to 13 Hz.  (See References)

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D) delta

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12 Hz is in the alpha band. While sources differ on the exact cutoff frequencies, the alpha band is often defined as 7 to 13 Hz.  (See References)

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E) alpha

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While sources differ on the exact cutoff frequencies, the alpha band is often defined as 7 to 13 Hz.  (See References)

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References:

1. Fisch, B. (1999). Fisch and Spehlmann's EEG Primer. 3rd revised and enlarged edition. Elsevier, Amsterdam. (ISBN:0444821481)Advertising:
2. Levin, K.H., and Luders, H.O. (2000). Comprehensive Clinical Neurophysiology. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0721676561)Advertising:
3. Urrestarazu E., Jirsch, J.D., LeVan, P., Hall, J. (2006). High-Frequency Intracerebral EEG Activity (100-500 Hz) Following Interictal Spikes. Epilepsia; 47(9), Pp. 14651476. (PMID:16981862)
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EEG Frequency Band Definitions
Question ID: 01030701
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 01/03/2007
Modified: 02/17/2007
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