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History of Invasive EEG 

History of Invasive EEG
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History of Invasive EEG
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Hans O. Lüders

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198714668.003.0001
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date: 23 October 2019

‘History of Invasive EEG’ traces the development of electroencephalography (EEG) from the pioneering animal studies of Richard Caton (1875) up to the more recent development of stereoencephalography (SEEG) and large subdural electrodes. The following historical highlights are discussed: the first recording of EEG seizures in animals (PY Kaufman); the first recording of EEG in humans (Hans Berger); the first recording of interictal and ictal epileptiform discharges in humans (Hans Berger); the important role played by Reginald Bickford, Carl Sem-Jacobsen, and Jose Delgado in the development of chronically implanted invasive recordings; the development of stereotactic techniques for precise insertion of depth electrodes (Jean Talairach and Jean Bancaud); the use of large subdural plates for recording of EEG and cortical stimulation of extensive cortical regions.

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