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Edgar Douglas Adrian

(1889—1977) physiologist

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electroencephalography

electroencephalography  

n. the technique for recording the electrical activity from different parts of the brain and converting it into a tracing called an electroencephalogram (EEG). The machine that records this activity ...
epilepsy

epilepsy  

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A disorder of cerebral function accompanied by recurrent seizures and sometimes loss of consciousness. The severity varies (grand mal, Jacksonian epilepsy, MERRF syndrome, myoclonic epilepsy of ...
evoked potential

evoked potential  

A type of EEG response, either generated in the primary sensory areas of the brain, initiated by a sensory stimulus, and called a sensory or exogenous potential, or generated elsewhere in the brain, ...
Hans Berger

Hans Berger  

(1873–1941) German psychiatristBerger was born in Neuses, Germany, and studied medicine at the University of Jena; having joined the university psychiatric clinic in 1897 as an assistant, he ...
Sir Charles Scott Sherrington

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington  

(1857–1952)British neurophysiologist, whose work on the mechanisms of integration in the nervous system earned him the 1932 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. He was knighted in 1922.Born in ...
stabilization of retinal images

stabilization of retinal images  

The eye is continually moving—even when a person tries to fixate a well-marked point as steadily as he can. The small residual movements of the eyeball cause irregular oscillations of ...

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