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Atlas of Brain Mapping

Topographic Mapping of EEG and Evoked Potentials

  • Konrad Maurer
  • Thomas Dierks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Konrad Maurer, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 1-2
  3. Konrad Maurer, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 3-6
  4. Konrad Maurer, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 7-8
  5. Konrad Maurer, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 9-22
  6. Konrad Maurer, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 23-36
  7. Konrad Maurer, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 37-37
  8. Konrad Maurer, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 38-40
  9. Konrad Maurer, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 41-53
  10. Konrad Maurer, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 54-88
  11. Konrad Maurer, Thomas Dierks
    Pages 89-90
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 91-103

About this book

Introduction

From its discovery in 1929 by Hans Berger until the late 1960s, when sensory visual and auditory evoked potentials were dis­ covered and became popular, the EEG was the most important method of neurophysiological examination. W-ith the advent of computer technology in the 1980s, it became possible to plot the potential fields of the EEG onto models of the scalp. This plot­ ting of information as neuroimages followed the structural and functional techniques of Cf, MRI, PET and SPECf. The success of this method, which began in the early 1980s, has led to the brain mapping of EEGs and EPs being increasingly used for di­ agnosistic purposes in neurology, psychiatry and psychopharma­ cology. The pioneers of this method believed in it and were commit­ ted to its success. However, many traditionalists felt that it gave no new information and so regarded the method with scepticism. Some found both the coloured maps and the mapping technique misleading, which led to unnecessary conflict between mappers and their chromophobic oponents. Emotions have run so high that some professional bodies have justifiably adopted guidelines and warned of the misuse of the method.

Keywords

Brain Mapping EEG Elektroenzephalographie Evoked potentials Evozierte Potentiale brain electroencephalography (EEG) pharmacology

Authors and affiliations

  • Konrad Maurer
    • 1
  • Thomas Dierks
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatrische Univ. Klinik WürzburgWürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-76043-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76045-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76043-3
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