|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
Does the brain have a regular "beat", similar to a heart? Not necessarily a physical throb, but more a repeating set of signals that it sends out regularly? The reason this question came up is I got a calcium deficiency a few days ago, and experience the tell-tale sign of a "regular buzzing". My curiosity was sparked while Looking into this, the buzzing is supposedly caused by nerve signals misfiring in the affected area... but as I read more reports online by people experiencing the same thing, the area of the buzzing could vary significantly, but the timing was almost always the same 3-5 seconds of buzz followed by 3-5 seconds of stoppage. Since the area affected and amount of calcium deficiency is variable, the only commonality for timing seemed to be its connection to the nervous system. So, this got me asking, is this indicative of a regular brain signal, a "brain beat"? That the body would have such a thing makes sense, every part of the body could use the same brain-beat for its timing movements and constant muscle work, and allow an regular method for the brain to keep updated on the body's situations, and I find it an interesting hypothesis and wonder if such a thing has already been checked for.
Re: Is there a 'brain beat'?
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