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Ian Field i.field at virgin.net
Mon Mar 18 20:15:42 EST 2002

"mat" <mats_trash at hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Ian Field" <i.field at virgin.net> wrote in message
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> > Quite simple really! - more than just a "rote" table of the basic EEG
> > waves; alpha, beta, delta, theta. Do these frequency bands themselves
> > subdivide into bands?
> >
> > Among the things I'm looking for is background to the discovery and
> > subsequent research, any data on interpretation of these waves in the
> > diagnosis of illness - and hopefully even some sample schematics of
> > electronic instruments relevant to this field of research.
> >
> > Instead - I find a couple of pages with very basic slow wave frequency
> > tables swamped by thousands of pages of "bury it type subterfuge" on
> > philosophical analyses of consciousness and humanities and the arts!
> >
> As I said in the other post, check out those researchers' sites as
> they have loads of papers for download, many of them to do with the
> origin of the EEG and thus of what use it is as a diagnostic tool.
> Freeman's work might be especially useful in preparing the ground for
> the use of the EEG in looking at neuropsychological disorders becuase
> he deals a lot in the EEG in perception.  I would also suggest you
> look up magnetoencephalography (MEG) which has similar uses to EEG.
> If you look up "vectorview" you'll get a website for MEG equippment (a
> bit strange looking and v. expensive!) but they also have loads of
> refernces to papers validating the technique.  As for EEG kit,
> shouldn't be hard to find.
> Try this page I just found
> http://www.mbfys.kun.nl/mbfys/people/roberto/links.html

See my reply to the post to which you refer. As you state - the URL points
to a vast resource, and as yet I have only had time to follow up on one of
the references you gave (Walter J Freeman). Since most of his articles have
keyword lists at the top and author lists at the bottom (precisely what I
asked for help finding) I have spent a whole day on the first reference
alone - compiling a table of links and downloading any particularly
interesting articles immediately, I even had to swap in a fresh hard-drive
to move files out of the way as I run out of storage!

Many thanks for all of that, and thanks again for the additional references.
Although it will now be a few days before I can act on the additional
information, as it will take that long to sort and prioritise the most
interesting articles that your reference gave me the starting point to find.
At the moment, I'm simply saving the most interesting articles and
copy/pasting any useful looking references into the query box of Copernic -
which I then leave to download the tables of links while I examine the most
recently downloaded article. The saved link tables can sit there until I
need to search for anything I can't find in what I now have.

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