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Garza & Munoz 1 July 3, 2017 | Cesar Garza & Cassandra Munoz Technology in Neurology and Neurosurgery
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Garza & Munoz 2 Throughout the past years, modern technology has provided us many services when it deals with neurological purposes. Last year, the University of Virginia released a study stating that they found lymphatic vessels in the brain, in which scientist believed that there wasn’t any connection between the lymphatic system and nervous system. Discoveries similar to these occur all the time with the help of our modern and advanced technology. Scientists have already fabricated smart brain prosthetics that are currently being tested, to relieve many brain disorders and problems such as: depression, post-traumatic stress disorder-also known as PTSD, bipolar disorder, and brain injury. Technology was introduced into the medical field on December 31, 1874. British scientist Richard Carton noted the first brain waves from animal brains using a galvanometer. With this idea, it later helped with the development of an electroencephalogram- also known as an EEG. Then in 1895, physicist Conrad Rontgen invented X-Rays. People were very doubtful with his creation at first. The New York Times had even mockingly titled an article of his invention as “alleged discovery of how to photograph the invisible.” Technology revolutionized the neurology field in 1924, when Dr. Hans Berger recorded the very first electroencephalography from a human brain. This was a historical breakthrough providing neurologic and psychiatrist an advanced diagnostic tool at that time. The EEG recorded the alpha and beta waves of the subject. Many psychiatrist and neurologist till this day use the electroencephalography, or EEG, as a diagnostic tool. After the EEG discovery then came the founding’s of: Lobotomy, Electroconvulsive Therapy and many other astonishing operations. With the planting of technology in the neurology field there have been hundreds of ground breaking discoveries of our nervous system. Theories of the encephalon from centuries ago have been answered because of the modern technology that is created specifically for neurological purposes. Till this
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