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Edgar Adrian—Nobel Prize for Work on Neurons

      The 1932 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine was shared by two English scientists, Edgar Douglas Adrian and Charles S. Sherrington (1857-1952), for their discoveries about the function of neurons. Sherrington's studies focused on the brain and spinal cord. Adrian's research was devoted to the transmission of nerve messages and led to the development of electroencephalography by Austrian psychiatrist Hans Berger (1873-1941). Adrian's work helped explain the nature of nerve impulses and the physical basis of sensation.
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