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Genetics and the Electroencephalogram - Friedrich Vogel

Genetics and the Electroencephalogram

Paperback Published: 18th August 1999
ISBN: 9783540655732
Number Of Pages: 244

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Preface This book describes problems and results of research in the gap between two fields: Human genetics, and clinical neurophysiology. Whenever I talked about my research on the genetics of the EEG, the answer of human geneticists was: "Very interesting, but I do not understand anything about the EEG. " On the other hand, EEG specialists usually remark: "Very interesting, but I do not understand anything about human genetics. " This is why I wrote this book. It tries to summarize results my own and from some others - and to point to problems. In the from researc- light of the recent progress especially in human molecular genetics, this field of research promises deep insights into biological mechanisms of brain function, as well as genetic variation involved in mental performance, and personality of humans. However, the logistic problems of such studies are not easy to overcome: It is necessary to study carefully ascertained population samples either of "normal" persons, or of persons selected for phenotypic characteristics that are not easy to diagnose. Moreover, EEG diagnosis and classification must be very specific, and is not trivial at all. All these problems require careful preparations at various levels, long-lasting efforts, and patience. Of this I am sure, however: The results would justify the efforts. I am too old to plan such a program myself; moreover, as an emeritus professor, I do not have the means for such studies.

The Problemp. 1
The Human EEG: General Aspectsp. 7
Genetic Studies: Twin Studiesp. 23
Family Studies on the Normal EEGp. 55
Event-Related (Evoked) EEG Potentialsp. 93
The Normal Human EEG as a Research Tool in Human Behavior Geneticsp. 109
EEG Variation in Psychologically Borderline Conditions such as Alcoholism, Anxiety Disorders, and Certain Neurotic States, Psychiatric Disordersp. 163
The EEG in Hereditary Anomalies and Diseasesp. 197
Bibliographyp. 215
Subject Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9783540655732
ISBN-10: 3540655735
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 18th August 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37