2 articles published in JoVE
Recording Brain Electromagnetic Activity During the Administration of the Gaseous Anesthetic Agents Xenon and Nitrous Oxide in Healthy Volunteers Andria Pelentritou1, Levin Kuhlmann1, John Cormack2, Will Woods3, Jamie Sleigh4, David Liley1 1Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, 2 Simultaneous magnetoencephalography and electroencephalography provides a useful tool to search for common and distinct macro-scale mechanisms of reductions in consciousness induced by different anesthetics. This paper illustrates the empirical methods underlying the recording of such data from healthy humans during N-Methyl-D-Aspartate-(NMDA)-receptor-antagonist-based anesthesia during inhalation of nitrous oxide and xenon.
The Measurement and Treatment of Suppression in Amblyopia Joanna M. Black1, Robert F. Hess2, Jeremy R. Cooperstock3, Long To3, Benjamin Thompson1 1Department of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Auckland, 2Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University, 3Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University Amblyopia is a developmental disorder of the visual cortex that is often accompanied by strong suppression of one eye. We present a new technique for measuring and treating interocular suppression in patients with amblyopia that can be deployed using virtual reality goggles or a portable iPod Touch device.