Anatomical and physiological bases of the main electroencephalographic rhythms

  • B. Garreau


The electroencephalogram (EEG), described for the first time by Berger (1929), was for a long time the only method available for functional exploration of the brain and was thus used for diagnostic purposes. At first, few workers considered the anatomical and physiological bases of the main EEG rhythms (Adrian and Matthews, 1934). In the early 1980s, quantitative methods of EEG analysis appeared and were found to be of value in neuropsychiatry, giving rise to a large volume of work on the anatomical and physiological basis of EEG rhythms.


Physiological Basis Alpha Rhythm Paradoxical Sleep Gamma Rhythm Beta Rhythm 
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