Electroencephalogram (EEG) machines can be spotted in a range of film genres. From comedies to horror, the neurodiagnostic device often acts as a foil to supernatural or unexplainable events occurring to characters. If there would normally be a rational, scientific explanation to a character’s problem, then out comes the EEG to demonstrate just how truly abnormal a character’s situation is.
It’s often the way a movie tells you, “this character has a special problem” without looking directly into the camera and saying it to the audience.
If you’re a technologist looking for examples of EEG in movies for fun/educational purposes, can’t wait to pick apart every little wrong thing, or just someone looking to learn something new – our own registered EEG technologist Marcia Ferguson reacts to portrayals of EEG in movies and their accuracy.
Continue reading until the end, where we look at honorable mentions of appearances of EEG in movies!
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