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Title: W. Grey Walter, pioneer in the electroencephalogram, robotics, cybernetics, artificial intelligence.
Authors: Bladin, Peter F
Affiliation: p.bladin@ozemail.com.au
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Austin Hospital, Locked Bag 25, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: 7-Feb-2006
Citation: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 2006; 13(2): 170-7
Abstract: With the announcement by William Lennox at the 1935 London International Neurology Congress of the use of electroencephalography in the study of epilepsy, it became evident that a new and powerful technique for the investigation of seizures had been discovered. William Grey Walter, a young researcher finishing his post-graduate studies at Cambridge, was selected to construct and study the EEG in clinical neurology at the Maudsley Hospital, London. His hugely productive pioneering career in the use of EEG would eventually lead to groundbreaking work in other fields --the emerging sciences of robotics, cybernetics, and early work in artificial intelligence. In this historical note his pioneering work in the fields of clinical neurophysiology is documented, both in the areas of epileptology and tumour detection. His landmark contributions to clinical neurophysiology are worthy of documentation.
Internal ID Number: 16455257
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10085
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2005.04.010
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16455257
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Artificial Intelligence
Brain Neoplasms.diagnosis
Cybernetics.history
Electroencephalography.history
Epilepsy.diagnosis
History, 20th Century
Neurosciences.history
Psychiatry.history
Robotics.history
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