MCAT Mnemonic: Stages of Sleep and Brain Waves (Ep. 18) – YouTube

MCAT Mnemonic: Stages of Sleep and Brain Waves (Ep. 18)


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  • Published On: 2020-01-28 01:13:50
  • Video Published/Author: MedSchoolCoach
  • Video Duration: 00:02:19
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Ken Tao is the MedSchoolCoach expert on MCAT, and will discuss the different states of consciousness our brain exhibits. And the phrase Bats Drink Blood will help you remember beta waves, alpha waves, theta waves, delta waves, and sleep spindles within REM and non-REM sleep.

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  1. Excellent video, but Please Help! I've been looking for good books on this topic, specifically the aspects you have covered in this video. I have ordered "The Science of Sleep: What It Is, How It Works and Why It Matters" by Wallace Mendelson, and "Practice of Sleep Medicine: Sleep Disorders in Children and Adults, 1st edition 2020." (Neither have arrived in the mail yet and the latter isn't even released yet so needless to say, I haven't read them yet) Is this a good start? I have been interested since the 1990's when I started experiencing "sleep paralysis." I later had an un-fruitful couple of sleep studies done. Years later I learned how to lucid dream, from a wake state or a sleep state. I've found out a little about sleep paralysis but no source I've seen so far seems to know more than I do about it, which isn't a lot. I've read some books that touch on the topic of the importance of sleep but I still have so many questions. Why is good information on sleep so scarce? Where did you learn this stuff? Why aren't more people interested in sleep science? Should we expect relatively huge advances in this field in the near future? Can the duration of the cycle stages be manipulated for cognitive improvement and selective memory consolidation? Physical improvement? How did the average man sleep 1000 years ago? 100,000 years ago? 1,000,000? At what point of molecular complexity do lifeforms sleep? Surely single celled organisms don't, do they? What do people with severe dementia dream about? Do bees dream? What, if any, hippocampal structures are required for sleep? Why do so many people claim to never dream? (Or never able to remember them) In what ways can we compare a psychedelic experience with sleep and dreaming from a neurological aspect? Why don't we hear mire about diet and sleep from a biochemical aspect? What ideas for new sleep research have crossed your mind? I digress. Thank you for your video and for reading this long message. Any guidance or information you may share would be sincerely appreciated.

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