Brain Waves Are Measured with Radio Amplifier (Dec, 1936)

Brain Waves Are Measured with Radio Amplifier

With an ordinary radio set for an amplifier, a young scientist at London is measuring brain waves. A fairly regular electrical wave emanates from the human brain during normal thought, but the waves diminish during sleep. The intensity of the waves is measured on an electric meter, enabling research men to study the relative intensity of thought processes.

4 comments
  1. mc says: November 14, 20082:12 am

    These news items omit basic identifying information, such as the person’s name. Does that suggest they may not be accurate? Somebody had a picture and made up a news release to go with it?

    Or were people more sensitive about privacy in those days?

  2. timecop says: November 17, 20087:54 pm

    The guy in the chair looks a bit like famous computer pioneer Alan Turing. Turing was interested in the brain, and might well have been in London in 1936, between his stints at Cambridge and Princeton. Could it be? Someone with detailed knowledge of Turing’s bio might shed some light.

  3. drspectro says: July 6, 200911:18 pm

    The scientist looks a LOT likey Grey Walter, the turtle robot guy. There are a couple of other pictures on the web, but they seem to be taken when he was older.

  4. kris says: March 3, 20111:29 pm

    i have have been illegally implanted with some sort of bio/brainwave minipulating device that is worked from distance, up to now i have found no answersand and no knowledge/name for any equipment/devices that could be used, can you pls send me any advice /info thanks

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