Electroencephalographic Responses to Ionizing Radiation

Science  19 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3564, pp. 289-290
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3564.289


Electroencephalographic recordings made from chronically implanted cortical electrodes indicate that ionizing radiation has an immediate effect upon brain wave patterns. X-rays delivered at the rate of 0.2 roentgen per second produce an arousal effect resembling that which occurs as a result of stimulation through peripheral receptor systems.