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dc.contributor.authorBorck, Cornelius
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-19T08:50:56Z
dc.date.available2021-08-19T08:50:56Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierONIX_20210819_9781317172819_5
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50471
dc.description.abstractIn the history of brain research, the prospect of visualizing brain processes has continually awakened great expectations. In this study, Cornelius Borck focuses on a recording technique developed by the German physiologist Hans Berger to register electric brain currents; a technique that was expected to allow the brain to write in its own language, and which would reveal the way the brain worked. Borck traces the numerous contradictory interpretations of electroencephalography, from Berger’s experiments and his publication of the first human EEG in 1929, to its international proliferation and consolidation as a clinical diagnostic method in the mid-twentieth century. Borck's thesis is that the language of the brain takes on specific contours depending on the local investigative cultures, from whose conflicting views emerged a new scientific object: the electric brain.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesScience, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBG General & world history
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherGeneral and world history
dc.titleBrainwaves: A Cultural History of Electroencephalography
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315569840
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781317172819
oapen.relation.isbn9781472469441
oapen.relation.isbn9781315569840
oapen.relation.isbn9780367881498
oapen.pages346


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