Berger, Hans( Austrian psychiatrist and psychophysiology)
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Hans (21.5.1873, Noyses near Cobourg - 1/6/1941, Jena) - Austrian psychiatrist and psychophysiology, the creator of the electroencephalographic recording technique in brain activity, the student on. Binswanger. After training and passing a one-year military service he worked from 1901 g. as a privat-docent at Jena, in 1905. it - an extraordinary professor in 1919. by 1938. - An ordinary professor and director of the Psychiatric Clinic of Jena University, which now bears his name. Engaged in describing the chronic forms of paranoia (1913). In 1924, Mr.. he was able to fix with the help of the galvanometer on paper in the form of electrical signals from the curve surface of the head (rather than directly from the brain, . as before), . generated by the brain (the fact of the brain generate electrical current, opened the English physician P,
. Cato in 1875) ( 'Uber das Elektroenzephalogramm des Menschen', 'Arch. f. Psychiat. u. Nervenkrankh. ', 1929, 87, S. 527-570). Alpha-wave brain activity, with a frequency of 8-12 Hz, were called 'waves Berger'.
. Conducted studies of brain electrical activity (primarily in the parameters of the amplitude) in various conditions: at rest, in solving problems with anesthesia.
. In his book 'Psyche', Jena, 1940, addressed to the problem of extrasensory perception, considering the possibility of electro-wave model to explain this phenomenon, and pointing to its failure.