Some vintage EEG advertisements

 

Last night, I attended NeuroTechTO’s December meeting and was delighted to see a packed house full of people interested in learning how to use emerging human neuroscience technologies to improve health and to create new ways of interacting with the world. As part of the meeting, one of the organizers, Sydney Swaine-Simon, gave a brief introduction that highlighted how much EEG and computing technology have evolved over the years. Several years ago, when I was a postdoc in Marta Kutas’s lab, I scanned some EEG ads from Marta’s collection of psychophysiology journals to make the same point in a presentation on emerging EEG methodologies.  I’ve posted them below for those of you who don’t have access to such an extensive collection of EEG journals. The images illustrate how much EEG technology has improved over the past 40 years. Though shockingly, the way EEG is analyzed clinically has not changed all that much. The biggest change is that neurologists now read EEG on a computer screen rather than on paper, have simultaneous video, and can edit filter settings and montages on the fly.

 

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