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Electrode head board, Bristol, England, 1958

Science Museum, London

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This electrode head board was used in neurological experiments upon the brain. It was made at the Burden Neurological Institute in Bristol. The 34-way sockets on the patient’s head connect by 34-way plugs at the back of this distribution board to individual sockets on the front. Areas of the brain were stimulated and responses recorded by placing the electrodes onto the head. Recordings of the electrical signals of the brain are known as electroencephalograms (EEGs). The Burden Neurological Institute was founded by the Reverend Burden in 1939. It is an independently-funded research unit. It specialises in the human nervous system and human neurological disorders. Credit: Science Museum, London.

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