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Elio García Austt

Elio García-Austt Negri, Uruguayan neurophysiologist (Montevideo 09 April 1919 – Montevideo 12 August 2005)
 
 
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
First demonstrated strychnine spikes in the chick embryo (1954)
 
Found that counting repetitive light flashes augmented the visual response (1963-4)
 
With Rius described the slow response of auditory galvanic stimulation (1965)
 
First to demonstrate that stimulation of limbic structures provokes dormancy and decreases in electroencephalogram frequency 
 
Developed a technique for diagnosing normotensive hidrocephaly  
 
With P. Handler developed a simple method for magnetic tape recording of bioelectric potentials (1960) and computational procedures in neurophysiology