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January 1964

EEG and Behavior.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1964;10(1):96-97. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1964.01720190098018

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The present volume represents an expansion of material presented by a group of 26 neurologists, psychiatrists, physiologists, psychologists, and pharmacologists at a research conference, "Electroencephalographic Correlates of Behavior" held at the Yale University School of Medicine in November of 1961. As such the volume presents summaries of varying degrees of generality of work done on disparate research topics, the unifying element of which is the use of the EEG as a research tool.

Following a concise introductory chapter by Glaser, "The normal electroencephalogram and its sensitivity," the book is divided into three parts: "Sensory Systems and Learning," "Neuropharmacological Aspects," and "Epilepsy and Behavior Disorders." In each part, summaries of specific research topics are presented, followed by a concluding chapter commenting on or theorizing about the general area covered. These concluding chapters, by Pribram, Delgado, and Heath are of particular interest.

Such a volume demonstrates well the variation in usefulness of the EEG in the study of behavior. The elegance of the technique in elucidating pharmacologic effects of drugs on different anatomical structures and

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