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Berger's wave (Hans Berger)

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Alpha rhythm in the electroencephalogram (EEG). Activating of a-waves on the electroencephalogram in closing of the eye (off-effect) and diminishing of the same in opening the eye (on-effect).


  • H. Berger:
    Über das Elektroenkephalogramm des Menschen.
    Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, 1929, 87: 527-570. Das Elektroenkephalogramm des Menschen.
    Halle an der Saale, Buchdruckerei des Waisenhauses, 1938. 139 pages.
    = volume 6, No. 38 of Nova acta Leopoldina. Neue Folge.
    With the history of EEG research.

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