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Spike and Wave Discharges and Alterations of Conscious Awareness

Naturevolume 191pages200201 (1961) | Download Citation



DURING a study of the mental concomitants of electroencephalographic changes in human beings suffering from petit mal, it was observed that changes in level of awareness did not coincide with the onset and cessation of surface spike and wave activity.

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  1. L. GOLDIE: Supported by a Ford Foundation Grant.


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