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gamma synchrony

the coordinated oscillations of cortical populations of neurons at frequencies from 25 to 60 Hz (gamma waves). This pattern of electrical activity, as recorded via intracranial electrodes or scalp electroencephalography, predominates during periods of focused mental activities. Growing evidence suggests that gamma synchrony may be a general mechanism for the integration of cognitive processes. Cross-frequency synchrony, including gamma synchrony, has been suggested as the neural correlate of consciousness. Gamma coherence is gamma synchrony with a brief phase lag.

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n. the provision of instruction, encouragement, and other support to an individual (e.g., student, youth, colleague) to aid his or her overall growth and development or pursuit of greater learning skills, a career, or other educational or work-related goals. Numerous mentoring programs exist within occupational, educational, and other settings; they use frequent communication and contact between mentors and their respective protégés as well as a variety of techniques and procedures to develop productive relationships.