The electroencephalogram: recording the electrical activity of the brain

The electroencephalogram: recording the electrical activity of the brain

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The electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of the brain.

The EEG is useful in the assessment of discomfort, the diagnosis and monitoring of epilepsy, but also for other neurological pathologies: origin of certain comas, and in newborns in all cases of cerebral suffering. This examination does not cause any pain.

What is the interpretation of an EEG? How is a sleep EEG performed? In which case is this examination prescribed?

  • Dr. Gilles Huberfeld, neurologist and epileptologist at the Rothschild Foundation, in Paris and researcher at France secondary school.
  • Professor Fodé Cissé, Head of the Neurology Department at the CHU Ignace Deen in Conakry, Guinea.
  • Coline Gagne, home assistant for disabled elderly people; and deputy delegate of the delegation Epilepsy France of the Lot-et-Garonne department

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