Das Elektroenzephalogramm erfasst die elektrische Aktivität des Gehirns auf nicht-invasive Weise mit 256 Elektroden, die auf der Kopfhaut angebracht sind. Dank mathematischer Algorithmen in Kombination mit anatomischer Bildgebung kann man ohne Implantat sehen, was im subkortikalen Teil des Gehirns passiert. © UNIGE

Again and again, there are some breakthroughs in medicine, some of them groundbreaking, and researchers are gradually discovering more and more of the secrets of life. But one organ of the human body is still largely a mystery to doctors: the brain. In particular, what happens in the deeper areas of our head and how certain areas interact with each other.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.