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“EEG happy families”: the fun way to learn about common EEG abnormalities
  1. G Fuller,
  2. M O’Beirne,
  3. P Murphy,
  4. A Oware
  1. Gloucester Royal Hospital, Gloucester, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Geraint Fuller
 Gloucester Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3NN, UK;

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The electroencephalogram (EEG) is an important test for neurologists. However, many neurological trainees only have limited exposure to EEG and most will not have directly reported EEGs. When you report EEGs rather than look at illustrative examples you concentrate much harder recognising the importance that your interpretation will have; you look for what information you can from the request form; you try and get as much out of the technician’s report – and as a result you learn much more.

To attempt to recreate this level of concentration we have devised this simple game. Below there are seven fragments of EEGs, eight sets of clinical information, eight technician reports, and eight EEG conclusions. Your job is to match them up—to make the sets of happy families— and a table has been provided to make this easier. You will appreciate that you have one “spare” request form, …

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