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Last updated: 02/17/2009

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BOOKS

Chin, W. C., and T. C. Head. Essentials of Clinical Neurophysiology, 3rd ed. London: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2002.

Daube, J. R. Clinical Neurophysiology, 2nd edition. New York:Oxford...

University Press, 2002.

Ebersole, J. S., and T. A. Pedley. Current Practice of ClinicalElectroencephalography, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002.

Rowan, A. J., and E. Tolunsky. Primer of EEG. London: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003.


PERIODICALS

De Clercq, W., P. Lemmerling, S. Van Huffel, and W. Van Paesschen. "Anticipation of Epileptic Seizures from Standard EEG Recordings."Lancet 361, no. 9361 (2003): 971โ€“972.

Harden, C. L., F. T. Burgut, and A. M. Kanner. "The DiagnosticSignificance of Video-EEG Monitoring Findings on Pseudoseizure Patients Differs Between Neurologists and Psychiatrists."Epilepsia 44, no. 3 (2003): 453โ€“456.

Stepien, R. A. "Testing for Non-linearity in EEG Signal ofHealthy Subjects."Acta Experimental Neurobiology 62, no. 4 (2002): 277โ€“281.

Vanhatalo, S., M. D. Holmes, P. Tallgren, J. Voipio, K. Kaila, and J. W. Miller. "Very Slow EEG Responses Lateralize Temporal Lobe Seizures: An Evaluation of Non-invasive DC-EEG."Neurology 60, no. 7 (2003): 1098โ€“1104.


ORGANIZATIONS

American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. 421 FirstAvenue SW, Suite 300 East, Rochester, MN 55902. (507) 288โ€“0100, Fax: (507) 288โ€“1225. aaem@aaem.net. .

American Board of Registration for ElectroencephalographicTechnologists. P.O. Box 916633, Longwood, FL 32791-6633 .

American Board of Registration of EEG and EP Technologists.PO Box 891663, Longwood, FL 32791. (407) 788โ€“6308. .

American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists Inc.204 W. 7th Carroll, IA 51401. (712) 792โ€“2978. .

Epilepsy Foundation. 4351 Garden City Drive, Landover, MD20785-7223. (800) 332โ€“1000 or (301) 459โ€“3700. .

Joint Review Committee on Electroneurodiagnostic Technology.3350 South 198th Rd., Goodson, MO 65659-9110. (417) 253โ€“5810. .

OTHER

Hofstra University. "Electroencephalography." [cited April 27,2003]. .

Bergey, Gregory K., and Piotr J. Franaszczuk. "EpilepticSeizures are Characterized by Changing Signal Complexity." [cited April 17, 2003]. .

Rutherford, Kim, M.D. "EEG (Electroencephalography)."Kid's Health For Parents. June 2001 [cited April 27, 2003]. .

National Society for Epilepsy. "Epilepsy Information: Electroencephalography." September 2002 [cited April 27, 2003]. .



 
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Electroencephalography (EEG) is the measurement of electrical activity produced by the brain as recorded from electrodes placed on the scalp.

Just as the activity in a computer can be understood on multiple levels, from the activity of individual transistors to the function of applications, so can the electrical activity of the brain be described on relatively small to relatively large scales. At one end are action potentials in a single axon or currents within a single dendrite of a single neuron, and at the other end is the activity measured by the EEG which aggregates the electric voltage fields from millions of neurons. So-called scalp EEG is collected from tens to hundreds of electrodes positioned on different locations at the surface of the head. EEG signals (in the range of milli-volts) are amplified and digitalized for later processing. The data measured by the scalp EEG are used for clinical and research purposes. In neurology, the main diagnostic application of EEG is for epilepsy but this technique is also used to investigate many other pathologies such as sleep-related disorders, sensory deficits, brain tumors, etc. In cognitive neuroscience, EEG is used to investigate the neural correlates of mental activity from low-level perceptual and motor processes to higher-order cognition (attention, memory, reading, etc).


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroencephalography

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More than 60 percent of procedures neurosurgeons perform are spine-related, according to the National Neurosurgical Procedural Statistics 2006 Survey from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).


From: AANS

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