2nd Neuroscience and Technologies Congress 'EEG in its 100th Year'


It has been a century since the first records of electroencephalography (EEG) were first obtained by German psychiatrist Dr. Hans Berger in 1924. When it is remembered that the century from the beginning of the twentieth century to the beginning of the 21st century was a period of very rapid and comprehensive innovations in science and medicine in general, especially in neuroscience, it is a remarkable phenomenon that although a hundred years have passed since the discovery of a diagnostic method in such a period, it has not lost anything of its importance and frequency of use, and the reasons for it deserves to be emphasized. A closer look at this point, which I will focus on in my opening remarks, shows that EEG's position is not surprising at all because the scientific revolutions in the fields of biology, electricity, anatomy and physiology starting from the end of the 16th century until the beginning of the twentieth century, when the first recordings were made by Berger at the beginning of the 20th century, made the discovery of EEG a logical and expected development. From this point of view, on the one hand, we understand how strong Hans Berger's scientific basis is, and on the other hand, we explain the fact that EEG is still used by its strong scientific foundations. Due to this congress, Üsküdar University evidently shows how it perceives science. On this occasion, as neuroscientists, we owe a debt of gratitude to the President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, who brought the idea of the congress to the agenda and whose valuable help we received during the organization phase.

Prof. Oğuz Tanrıdağ 
Chairman of the Symposium Organizing Committee