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December 1963

EEG and Behavior.

Arch Neurol. 1963;9(6):678. doi:10.1001/archneur.1963.00460120128017

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The 16 papers in this volume represent expanded reports presented at a regional research conference held at Yale University School of Medicine in November, 1961. The stated purpose of this conference was to explore the use and limitations of the electroencephalogram as an indicator of brain function. This objective has been met, in part, by reports of new laboratory and clinical findings and inclusion of four reviews of the literature on subjects ranging from the neurophysiological basis of the EEG to the role of brain amines in behavior. According to the editor the keynote of this volume is indicated by Pribram's chapter "Memory, Novelty, Thought and Choice." This provocative report reviews a variety of new data on the importance of glia, RNA, planaria, and the temporary dominant focus in the development of what Pribram terms "the New Neurology." Reports dealing with less speculative material relevant to the central issue of

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