The relationship between electronic use, sleeping patterns, and EEG patterns
This correlation study examined the relationship among frontal EEG recordings, and self reports of computer and cell phone use and sleeping habits. Participants were 20 females and 5 males between the ages of 18 and 40. Results indicated owning a laptop was positively correlated with relative power of beta2 (21-32 Hz) in both hemispheres. Number of minutes of cell phone use per month was also positively correlated with relative power of beta2 activity in both hemispheres. Cell phone usage was also positively correlated with absolute power of SMR ( 12-15 Hz) in both hemispheres. Using a desktop for work was positively correlated with absolute power of alpha (8-12 Hz) activity in both hemispheres. Other significant relationships were also found.
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Shirkey, Edwin C.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
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Watts, Douglas A., "The relationship between electronic use, sleeping patterns, and EEG patterns" (2002). HIM 1990-2015. 279.