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100th Anniversary of Discovery of EEG

April 9 , 2024 67 days 307 0
  • Germany’s psychiatrist Hans Berger observes rhythmic electrical activity from the scalp of human subjects in 1924.
  • He was convinced that the activity arose from within the brain, he coined the term “electroencephalogram.”
  • The first clinical EEG laboratory was set up at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1937.
  • EEG is widely used as a medical test to measure brain electrical activity in patients with or suspected to have neurological disorders.

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