SPREADING DEPRESSION By N., Sam M.S. - 3 a wave of silence seen in neural activity that is accompanied by a relatively large negative electric potential. It can also occur by intense local electrical, chemical or mechanical stimuli or may occur spontaneously. SPREADING DEPRESSION: "Spreading depression occurs in the areas of grey matter." Related Psychology Terms Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief BRAIN WAVES (Electroencephalogram, EEG) CEREBRAL CORTEX STIMULUS (literally “goad”) REACTION TIME (Response Latency) BDI-II Assessment HEARING (AUDITION) EMOTION (General) APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) HEARING Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SPREADING DEPRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spreading-depression/ (accessed June 28, 2022).