Hans Berger: From Psychic Energy to the EEG

  title={Hans Berger: From Psychic Energy to the EEG},
  author={D. Millett},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={522 - 542}
  • D. Millett
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
522 ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY HAS SERVED as one of the fundamental tools of clinical neurology for over a half-century. The spontaneous electrical rhythms of the mammalian brain were first demonstrated in the 1870s by Liverpool physiologist Richard Caton, and were subsequently investigated by Napoleon Cybulski,Adolf Beck, Fleischl von Marxow, and others. The development of the human electroencephalogram (EEG), however, can be traced to only one man: the German psychiatrist Hans Berger (1873–1941… Expand
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