Is There any Message Hidden in the Human EEG?

  • Hellmuth Petsche
  • Peter Rappelsberger
Part of the Brain Dynamics book series (BD)


The term “electroencephalogram,” or EEG, is ambiguous: it was coined by Hans Berger (1929) who understood by it both the human electrical brain activity as it manifests itself in scalp recordings, and its representation as a potential-time diagram. For activities recorded from the cortex, the proper generator of the EEG, the word “electrocorticogram” was created, a term that did not, however, win much favor; today the term “EEG” is generally used for the designation of electrical brain activity regardless of where and how it is recorded. This also holds true for this chapter.


Contingent Negative Variation Mental Task Wave Shape Beta Band Electric Brain Activity 
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